RIC OCASEK lyrics - They Tried

RIC OCASEK
"They Tried"

They tried to tear you away
Yeah, they tried
Oh, they tried to lie in your face
Yeah, they tried
Oh, they tried to tip you off sweetly
Yeah, they tried
Oh, they tried to get on your good side
Yhey tried, they tried

They never got the picture
They never got the joke
They never felt your fire
They only saw the smoke

They tried to tell you what's right
Yeah, they tried
Oh, they tried to push you around, yeah
Oh, they tried to be what you wanted
They tried, they tried, they tried, yeah
They tried to get you for nothing, yeah
Oh, they tried

They never got too conspicuous
They never felt quite right
They never knew your darkness
They only saw your light

Oh, they tried to make you out stupid
They tried, they tried
Oh, they tried to come on like Cupid
They tried, they tried, they tried
Oh, they tried to tell you what's real
Oh, they tried
Yeah, they tried to stay on your heels
They tried, they tried, they tried

They never knew what ticked you
They never knew for sure
They always said they picked you
They never knew what for
Ah, but they tried

Oh, they tried to pick you apart
Yeah, they tried
Oh, they tried to be your best friend, yeah
Yeah, they tried to top you off sweetly
Yeah, they tried, yeah
To get on your good side, yeah

To get on your good side, yeah
To get on your good side, yeah
To get on your good side
They tried
To top you off sweetly
Yeah, they tried