All Wrapped Up

She sighs
as her eyes
recognize
his disguise

That’s everything
everything all wrapped up

She knows
more than she shows
She follows her nose
wherever it goes

And that’s everything
everything all wrapped up

And though the seams
are stitched together
They come apart
A patchwork where the pieces
never quite fit

Too loose
too tight
too dull
too bright
for their own damn good
Too late for sainthood now

So tired
one wasted
one wired
The things they desired
betrayed and backfired

But that’s everything
everything all wrapped up

And though they seem to fit together
they come apart
A puzzle where the pieces
never quite fit
Too loose
too tight
too dull
too bright
for their own damned good
Too late for sainthood now

You’d think
when pushed to the brink
Nowhere left to sink
But hell - what's one more drink?

But that’s everything
everything all wrapped up

©1991 Jessie Jacobson

Jessie Jacobson: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Programming

Produced by Jessie Jacobson • Recorded on AKAI analog 12-track 1991.