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Two Of Three
Out Of The Woodwork III
© 1973 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe

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(Verse I)
Stoned out of my mind,
waiting for you babe,
watching my cat climb,
up the fire escape.
Everybody's window's closed.
Winter's coming on.
You and I have made no plans.
We've cut our lives in two.
Here I sit a lonely man,
only one of two.

(V II)
Losing track of time,
wishing you would call.
Dreams on my clothesline,
trip themselves and fall.
Empty playgrounds,
Empty schools.
Night has filled them all.
Voices laughing through the doors,
walking dim lit halls.
You and I have lost ourselves.
We're gone without a clue.
Here I sit, a lonely man,
Only one of two.

I remember the day,
you went away,
out on your own.
I can't forget you.
Things that you do,
still linger on.
Though we tried,
hard not to be,
we were denied,
the right to be three,
so we remain,
Only Two Of Three.

Shadows in your eyes,
trying to bear the pain,
watching crazy cats,
going down again.
Trying to spare my feelings from,
coming back again.
Don't you know you can't destroy,
the love that's in a man?
You and I have made a pact.
we'll see the whole thing through,
satisfied with our love,
content to be two.

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"Two Of Three" Copyright 1973 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

I wrote this in Asia, longing for some cityscape, bricks, fire escapes, rooftops. I was doing that simple thumb and forefinger pick and the bass moved. It was entertaining to write and play. The Stanza where it gets its name, is a kind of long Bridge. I didn't know what I was doing, just feeling there should be some variation at that point.
That's the 'Judgment Call' of The Song-Writer, The First Listener. Others will make their own Judgment Call, but you're the first one, and whether they agree with you as to how much is 'Enough', 'Not Enough', or 'Too Much' will determine whether they want to hear it again, and whether they're willing to say so in the coin of the realm.