Nine Times Out of Ten

03:47
Kathy Sparling
2014
Kathy Sparling

Story

Kathy Sparling – vocals
Myles Boisen – guitars, lap steel, bass
Tim Rowe – drums

Lyrics

I’d always met disaster with flirtation,
Til I pledged to share my love with only you.
And to stand firm in the face of all temptation,
And honey nine times out of ten you bet I do.
Oh the wilderness draws close around our doorstep;
Dark forest trails stretch farther with each day.
Though wolves’ hypnotic howls might make me misstep,
I turn nine times out of ten and walk away.
Oh the tenth time, I’m only human.
No I can’t lie and you’re nobody’s fool.
For the tenth time, I’m not excusin’,
But doesn’t the exception prove the rule?
Now sweetheart, can’t we keep this in perspective?
View the bigger picture here with me a while.
Your teeth and tears turn out to be selective
And nine times out of ten they’re crocodile.
Let’s be careful slamming doors here in this glass house;
If I were you I’d just set down those stones.
Sometimes you glimpse an angel here among us,
But nine times out of ten we’re flesh and bones.
Oh the tenth time, I’m still just human.
No I can’t lie and you’re nobody’s fool.
For the tenth time, I’m not excusin’,
Or claiming it’s a kindness to be cruel
But don’t we need the flaw to know how real the jewel?
And doesn’t the exception prove the rule?
Don’t we find new grace forgiving once again?
Oh I guess you do darling, Nine Times out of Ten.