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Elizabeth Carpenter: Music

Emergency Love

(Elizabeth Carpenter)
January 1, 2017
Elizabeth Carpenter
It's about a guy - one of my big love mistakes who broke my heart - but very good for writing songs about.
Emergency Love –
lyrics & music by
Elizabeth Carpenter
Copyrighted through:
BMI Work No: 008085949


You've been a leaving since the day I met you.
You've been a leaving since the day we met.
Emergency Love, Emergency Love
I'm on call, on edge, until that final goodbye.

That never seems to come
Imminent departure don't arrive
For a guy who hates this town
You sure do stick around.

I took to you 'cause you said
You were checkin' out
Affordable passion, on short term loan
But our one-month stand slid into a year.
You're always when-ever-man
Sex is better threatened with the end, and…

You've been a leaving since the day I met you
You've been a leaving since the day we met.
Emergency Love, Emergency Love
I’m on call, on edge, until that final goodbye.

That never seems to come
Imminent departure don't arrive
For a guy who hates this town
You sure do stick around.












You’re making' me insane
The way you wax and wane
You ain't staying, when you going?
Oh, get on with that long distance plan.

Disasters cross your path like bad luck cats.
Excuses follow like some mangy dog
But the stop sign's in your brain.
That's the real reason you remain,
Resignation, not love
Is behind most of your moves
Mr.-Cake-and-Eat-It-Too.
I make too many exceptions for exceptional you, and …

You've been a leaving since the day I met you
You've been a leaving since the day we met.
Emergency Love, Emergency Love
I'm on call, on edge, until that final goodbye.

That never seems to come
Imminent departure don't arrive
For a guy who hates this town
You sure do stick around.