"I Didn't Know When To Stop" lyrics - THE PRETENDERS

THE PRETENDERS
"I Didn't Know When To Stop"

Sunrise, landscape, I portrait it to ya
Abstract cubist and specialist view
A delicate line, a bolt shone a blind
Once the brush hits the canvas there's no turnin' back

I didn't know when the paint would dry
Kept goin' back for another try
I start at the bottom, I dig at the top
I didn't know when to stop
I didn't know when to

I think I captured you in spite as I was
But you couldn't see it but only because
My first attempt, stay with doubt
I grab my coat, find the door and make my way out

I didn't know when the paint would dry
Kept goin' back for another try
I start at the bottom, I dig at the top
I didn't know when to stop
I didn't know when to

Well you see a fraud and no one else knows
A catwalk phenomenon, the emperor's clothes
Our faithful lightnings but something ain't right
I painted over you and kept me in blue lights

I didn't know when the paint would dry
Kept goin' back for another try
I start at the bottom, I dig at the top
I didn't know when to stop
I start at the bottom, I dig at the top
I didn't know when to stop
I didn't know when to