From the recording Good Fences
Words & music / Brian Mobley
Brian / vocals, bass
Jason / mandolin, backing vocals
Andy / guitar, melodica, backing vocals
Doug / drums, tambourine
The neighbors two doors down haven't said one word to me since I moved to town
It's been five years and a day. I guess their cold shoulders are here to stay
What makes them act this way for five years and a day? Why can't they show me?
Are they just plain mean? Is this some crazy dream?
Good fences, strong pretenses, but where's the love?
Half way round the world there's a bunch of places with little boys and girls
For eight years and a day we've been telling those poor kids we don't wanna play
What makes us act this way for eight years and a day? Why can't we show them?
We're not just plain mean. This ain't some crazy dream.
Good fences, strong defenses, but where's the love?
Will the choirs start singing, will the tears fade away
Will the bells start ringing, ringing in the new day
Sometimes it gets me down that there's still places I won't go in this old town
Maybe ten years and a day I'll just walk right over there explain it all away
What makes me act this way for ten years and a day? Why can't I show them?
I'm not just plain mean. It was never a crazy dream.
Good fences, strong pretenses, it all seems so sensless without the love.
But the neighbors two doors down still haven't said one word to me since I moved to town