What if I stopped? What if I quit? What if I just threw up my hands and walked out on this shit? Would you even know, know what you were missing? Would you want to take back those times You just talked and talked and talked and never listened?
What if I left all my ghosts in the past? What if I just grabbed my guitar and stepped out on your ass? Would you then regret all the things that you said? Would you stop opening your mouth before you engage your head?
How could you forget who you're dealing with? Cuz I'm the queen of in between Just throwing it back and throwing a fit Oh ah Look at the board and let's check the score It's one for me and none for you, oh yes it's true Look what you signed up for...
What if I tire, get tired of playing grown? What if I just turned on my heels, took my ball and went home? Would you then stop playing, playing the game just to win it? Learn we don't want you as captain we just want you to play in it.
They wonder why women just wanna pack up and leave It's cuz we're given too many grievances and no permission to grieve So as far as I'm concerned, it's time for me to go So if you want me you can write me in a town that you can find me called Kiss My Ass, Mexico
How could you forget who you're dealing with? Cuz I'm the girl who holds the world Between a downy cradle and a raging fist Oh, ah if you ever want to settle the score Well pack a lunch and bring it on Before the ride look what you signed Look what you signed up for
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.