1. Small Talk

From the recording Funny Day Saturday


This is supposed to be easy This is supposed to be fun This is supposed to be a harmless way For me to get to know someone.We're not supposed to get sidetracked Like a couple of fools If you want to play small talk You gotta play by the rules 
You're not supposed to let me knowYou're disappointed you came You're not supposed to have a laughing fit When I am telling you my name You're supposed to be shy and coy Oh ya! Nuts to you It's pretty hard making small talk When we keep breaking taboo
He wants a beauty queen I'm not that squeaky clean And so he checks his watch and yawns a lot It must be some disease I've gotIn case you haven't heard I can't get in a wordBefore I get an opportunityYou tell your whole life history And then there are the clothes you wear You must have done it on a dare I'm overjoyed you find me crude You sanctimonious pompous prude
We were supposed to be suave And charming Playing it close to the shirt We could have waited 'til the second date Before we started slinging dirt There's been a misunderstanding We should have known right from the start No sense making small talk When we are worlds apart  
This was supposed to be a hopeless venture I thought this date was kaput I'd given up hope of opening my mouth Without my putting in my foot Should we be turning a faux pas Into a fait accompli Would we sink in the quagmire Of all that gay repartee Can we circumvent small talk Let's talk about it and see