On the Fence Lyrics

by Brendan Benson

Well, I'm afraid that it's true
I'm leaving you.
But rest assured
tomorrow I'll be home.
Cuz you know I never could,
I never was no good,
Lord knows, at being on my own.
Never been the type
to wanna settle down,
or never had the nerve to ramble on.
So I'm leaving here tonight
but I'll be back before dawn,
so leave the light on
and keep my supper warm.
Never been a fighter or a lover.
Never thought that either made much sense.
And I can't decide on this way or the other
so I live my life just sitting on this fence.
And today I feel restless
but tomorrow I won't fret this.
And there's no telling
what this boy might do.
But baby, guarantee
"the moment that I'm free
that that's when I'll come crawlin' back to you."
Never been a fighter or a lover.
Never thought that either made much sense.
And I can't decide on this way or the other
so I live my life just sitting on this fence.
And I don't know how you stand it.
Don't know why you stay.
But I know you never planned it
to turn out this way.
And I would understand it
if you couldn't take anymore
of me always keeping one foot out the door.
And I want to get married.
I want to raise a family.
Do the things that normal people do.
But what self-respecting woman
would ever have me and not stab me
when I wanna have my cake and eat it, too?
Never been a fighter or a lover.
Never thought that either made much sense.
And I can't decide on this way or the other
so I live my life just sitting on this fence.
Yeah, I live my life just sitting on this fence.
And I'll probably die just sitting on this fence.