(SLOW GUITAR INTRO, THINK "DARK CLOUDS")

Darling
I'd give you my spirit
I'd give you my books
I'd give you my alcohol
If you'd walk out with me
I'd give you my nicotine
I'd give you my words
I'd give you my everything
If you'd walk out with me

EVERYTHING COMES IN

But all you say is "step down,
Step down"
And all I want is to step out
With you tonight
And all you say is "step back,
Step back"
But I'm stepping down
Because I'm feeling fragile

You didn't think you could rely on this
Shock tactics, shock tactics of romance
It may have caught you off your guard
Because blitzkrieg isn't dead
In the world of romance
I just wanted to hold you
I just wanted to talk with you
I just wanted to see you
Or speak on the telephone
(last syllable of "telephone", goes into Departure-style break)

But all you say is "step down,
Step down"
And all I want is to step out
With you tonight
And all you say is "step back,
Step back"
But I'm stepping down
Because I'm feeling fragile

It's never easy to present yourself
Intriguing, so intriguing
I didn't mean to understand
More than you wanted me to
More than I was meant to
I just wanted to watch you
Like you're watching me
I just wanted something
That you didn't want from me

GUITAR SOLO/BREAK

And what I've given you
You wouldn't take
And I am not surprised
Identity is a cruel mistress
If I were not myself
I would be a perfect replica
And that would be more fitting
And you would be less subtle then
That would be more fitting
And you would not be
So resilient

But all you say is "step down,
Step down"
And all I want is to step out
With you tonight
And all you say is "step back,
Step back"
But I'm stepping down
Because I'm feeling fragile

And I wish that I were a replica
Of something I used to be
I wish that I were a replica
Of someone rather less revealing