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No Slowly
Out Of The Woodwork IV
1997 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
G 32OOO3
C/G bass 332O1O
F X33211
D XXO232

Outside of me and you
I don't know nobody else.
Outside of saying I do
I'm not sure of myself.

I took down to Boston,
On the overnight from Maine.
The man said I could get there faster,
If I flew down in his plane.
He wanted all o' my money,
And he cost me half my brain.
I had to tell 'im 'No' Slowly,
And from a moving train.
Ah-ah! Ah-ah! Ah-ah. La duh duh da.

Outside of me and you
I don't need nobody else.
Outside in the rain with you,
I was beside myself.
I got lost in Boston,
Back in summer eighty-nine.
I've won most but I've lost some.
I've lost track of time.
I'm saving all o' my money,
Gonna' get myself a plan,
And tell myself 'No' Slowly.
I'm a moving, shaking man.
Ah-ah! Ah-ah! Ah-ah. La duh duh da.

Outside of me and you
I don't know nobody else.
That's o.k. I don't need them.
I only need your help.
Let's ring the bells up in Boston,
And Sunday when we wake up,
After no more restless tossin',
Our peace of mind's enough.
They say love is costly.
Some say it costs too much.
Let's tell each other 'No' Slowly
While we're makin' love.
Ah-ah! Ah-ah! Ah-ah. La duh duh da.

Extra verse? Middle eight?
I saw your friend Abigail.
She told me what to say.
Somethin' about some money owed,
Or was it money paid?
But when I looked into her eyes,
I could see that she was crazed.
I had to tell 'er 'No' Slowly,
And slowly back away.

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'No' Slowly 1997 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

I wrote this in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Some people recommend starting a song by conceiving the title, THE hook, and then writing verses up to that title. There's no way I would have conceived "'No' Slowly" in advance. It just got to that point and struck me then as the key phrase to sum up a series of incidents where it would be summary or make the point.