oh, what’s a boy to do

my stupid mouth has got me in trouble 
I said too much again 
to a date over dinner yesterday 
and I could see she was offended 
she said “well anyway” 
just dying for a subject change

oh, another social casualty 
score one more for me 
how could I forget 
mama said “think before speaking” 
no filter in my head 
oh, what’s a boy to do? 
I guess he better find one soon

we bit our lips 
she looked out the window 
rolling tiny balls of napkin paper 
I played a quick game of chess 
with the salt and pepper shaker 
and I could see clearly 
an indelible line was drawn 
between what was good, what just slipped out 
and what went wrong

oh, another social casualty 
score one more for me 
how could I forget 
mama said “think before speaking” 
No filter in my head 
oh, what’s a boy to do? 
I guess he better find one soon

I’m never speaking up again 
it only hurts me 
I’d rather be a mystery than she desert me 
oh, I’m never speaking up again 
starting now

one more thing 
why is it my fault? 
so maybe I try too hard 
but it’s all because of this desire 
I just want to be liked; I just want to be funny 
look like the joke’s on me 
so call me Captain Backfire

oh, another social casualty 
score one more for me 
how could I forget 
mama said “think before speaking” 
no filter in my head 
oh, what’s a boy to do? 
I guess he better find one soon

I’m never speaking up again 
it only hurts me 
I’d rather be a mystery than she desert me 
oh, I’m never speaking up again 
I’m never speaking up again 
I’m never speaking up again 
starting now

oh, what’s a boy to do

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