MOSE ALLISON lyrics - I'm Not Talking

MOSE ALLISON
"I'm Not Talking"
(Mose Allison)

I'm not talkin'
Don't ask me what I have to say
If I said things is splendid
Someone would be offended
If I said things were awful
It might just be unlawful
I'm not talkin' it just don't pay

I'm not talkin'
Don't ask me what it's all about
I used to think I knew it
But man I just out grew it
The things that really matter
Don't mix with idle chatter
And that's one thing I can do without

I'm not talkin'
Don't ask me what I'm gonna do
The things I say at midnight
I might not say in daylight
I've reached the fine conclusion
It only breeds confusion
So don't call me daddy I'll call you

I'm not talkin'
I'm not talkin'