From the album Get Inside (mp3)

Lyrics

Nothing Like the Wrong Thing
Music and Lyrics by Mike Luno

verse 1
She paid good money to straighten her teeth
But I couldn't tell they were wrong
And she got a grip upon my short hairs,
maintaining her smile all along
It took me some time to clue in at last
She's new clothes hanging on an old mean streak
It taught me again what I should have known
Don't turn your back on precious teeth

chorus 1
'Cause there's nothing like the wrong thing
It's so hard not to think about
There's nothing like the wrong thing
Tell me what's your poison now
We'll find you some more somehow

verse 2
She'd been knocked down by round after round of her
so-called lovers and friends
It left her half-broken and hard to dissuade
There's no such thing as a gentleman
I thought she was wrong but I soon found out
She held the truth after all
The last few were sport for her idle hours
That's them hanging on her wall

chorus 2
There's nothing like the wrong thing
It'll have you crawling door-to-door
there's nothing like the wrong thing
I know what you came here for, I know what you came here for

bridge
Even though sometimes you might miss your touch and jolt
One weak moment might draw back your brittle bolt
I'm clean as I'm ever going to get, so help me
so help me

verse 3
"It's not the first but it's far from the worst," she said
stroking the hair of the dog
I had to agree the thrill is so fleet -
It might be worth a broken blue law
My chivalry died the moment I spied
She's got a very unhealthy appetite
There's no future in this but a hungry abyss
but no one leaves unsatisfied

chorus 3
And there's nothing like the wrong thing
It'll tie you down or set you free
There's nothing like the wrong thing
There's not enough, there's not enough there's not enough of you for me