BENNY ANDERSSON lyrics - Florence Quits

BENNY ANDERSSON
"Florence Quits"
(Benny Andersson / Tim Rice / Bjorn Ulvaeus)

[THE AMERICAN:]
So you got what you want
What a nasty ambition!
Set me up, pull me down
Then exploit my condition
I should have guessed, woman
That if pressed, woman
You're on nobody's side but your own
And you're behaving
Like a mere woman
It's so clear, woman
It's your sex!
Once they start getting old and getting worried
They let fly, take it out
On the one who supports them
That's you I'm talking about

[FLORENCE/THE AMERICAN:]
Who'd ever think it?
Such a squalid little ending
Watching you descending
Just as far as you can go
I'm learning things I didn't want to know

Who'd ever guess it?
This would be the situation
One more observation
How'd we ever get this far
Before you showed me what you really are?

[FLORENCE:]
You'll be lost without me
To abuse like you're used to

[THE AMERICAN:]
Go away! Just get out!
Be someone else's parasite!

I'm not the kind to be vindictive
Holding some childish grudge
How could I be? I'm in the spotlight
Half of the world my judge
All I demand is those I work for
Those I give all my skills
All my time and pain
Those that I entertain
Give me the same compassion in return
But the fools never learn!