SOAP OPERA

"She's running with a passion of a girl who's seen a ghost"



Part of the Annotated Horslips Lyrics Project on comebackhorslips.com
Compiled by Lee Templeton, San Francisco

Suddenly she's on the phone to all her so-called friends.
It looks like she's in agony. Is it real or let's pretend.
Then, just as quick, she's on her knees. Must be the latest trend.
Her eyes wide open like a child, saying, "Please, can we make amends?"

Next thing I know, she's got a seat on a flight out to the coast.
She'll pick her things up later when she finds another host.
She's running with a passion of a girl who's seen a ghost
And I'm the one who's running scared 'cos I love her the most.

I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her.
I wish the girl would see.
I love her too much sometimes.
I can't let her make a soap opera out of me.

Now she's in the bathroom. What the hell is goin' on?
I'm shouting, "Take it easy, baby." I know there's something wrong.
And later when she falls asleep, the bottle's nearly gone.
And I'm the fool who walks the floor until it's way past dawn.

I love her. I love her. I love her. I love her.
I wish the girl would see.
I love her too much sometimes.
I can't let her make a soap opera out of me.

Recorded On:

  1. Short Stories Tall Tales

Performed Live:

  1. Bottom Line, New York, November 1979

The Annotated Horslips Lyric Pages thanks Eamon Carr for his transcription of the lyrics.



First Posted: December 27, 2007
Last Revised: December 27, 2007