Boys Never Do

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Rod came up with the title and rough tune - it suggested an emotional country treatment, sung by a woman much mistreated by blokes but determined to rise above it. It demanded a girly vocal (and Rod was getting sensitive about the latency gags), so we called up our mate Ruth Conley who’s hung around country music a bit and knew what to wring out of this one. And doesn’t she do it real purdy. Rod & Stafford join her on the boysy choruses and Paul adds some nice harmonised slide guitar.

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Here I am lost and lonely, left on my own once more / Standing in the rain with that old familiar pain, and I

Know I was foolish - I just hoped this time he would come through / But boys never do

It’s just the same old story, when I put my heart on the line / And all my faith and trust, it goes crumbling into dust, and I’m

Sick of believing, someday my dreams will all come true

‘Cause boys never do…show when you need them / Boys never do… stay all night

Boys never do… tell you their secrets / Boys never do… treat you right / Boys never do…

Now it’s a time for new ways, no more of that for me / If I can’t depend on them, I’ll make my own damn dreams come true

‘Cause boys never do… show when you need them / Boys never do… stay all night

Boys never do… tell you their secrets / Boys never do… hold on tight

Boys never do… love you forever / Boys never do… treat you right / Boys never do…

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from Dreams And Tinsel, released January 12, 2008

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