ALYSON  (live)               
(words and music by Rick Springfield)   

Talk about life, imitatin' art 
Well I was sure that I heard the Director yell, 
"Take it from the start" 
And I could feel my body crushing yours 
As the camera dollied into place 
Your husband's in the front row, I couldn't look 
him in the face

Part of the pleasure was that it felt so wrong 
And it grew too fast, too strong

Don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
They're blaming it all on me 
I'm blaming it all on love 
...don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
Just a little sexual tension 
Under the guise of love

Young and tragic, I really felt the part 
While we were sweating and screaming and 
tearin' out his heart 
Well I was sure I heard the wind in the wires 
Crying in sympathy 
For star-crossed lovers, Aly, that ain't you or me
Part of the pleasure was that it felt so wrong 
But it grew too fast, too strong

Don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
They're blaming it all on me 
I'm blaming it all on love 
...don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
Just a little sexual tension 
Under the guise of love

For a limited run in to your local bedroom 
We knew the curtain would be coming down soon 
Reviews were mixed, the press was unkind 
Aly I hope they will forgive us in time....

Part of the attraction was that we knew it wouldn't last 
So we closed our eyes and held on....

Don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
Who were we trying to fool? 
What was I thinking of?

.... Don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
They're blaming it all on me 
I'm blaming it all on love 
Well don't you think your friends are talking Alyson? 
Just a little sexual tension 
Under the guise of love

(total playing time: 4:15)

*note - gold text indicates differences between recorded and live versions