Meanwhile Back At The Ranch by Pete Ham

MEANWHILE BACK AT THE RANCH (Pete Ham)
[from Wish You Were Here LP - recorded 1974 - released U.S. 1974]
[from Wish You Were Here CD - recorded 1974 - released U.S. 2004, 2007, 2013]

Why do they play so hard to get?
Is there something they might regret?
Is it better to just forget, just forget?

If they only would let us know
Then we'd know just how far to go
But instead, they just tell us "no", tell us "no"

You, you always played the fool (you always played the fool)
You always break the rule
At every single school you know (you know you always break the rule)
It always pulled you down
It would always pull you down

You, you never stayed the same (you never stayed the same)
And now you take the blame
For all the little games they play (you know you always take the blame)
And let it bring you down
Why'd you let it bring you down?

[guitar solo (Joey Molland)]

Why do they play so hard to get?
Is there something they might regret?
Is it better to just forget, just forget?

If they only would let us know
Then we'd know just how far to go
But instead, they just tell us "no", tell us "no"

You, you never stayed the same (you never stayed the same)
And now you take the blame
For all the little games they play (you know you always take the blame)
And let it bring you down
Why'd you let it bring you down?

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
corrections thanks to Dan Matovina

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