She said I ought to put some effort,
Learn to treat a woman right,
Pull up your sleeves, tuck in that shirt.
You think I don't treat you right?
Believe I don't try hard enough?
Spare a thought and ask yourself,
If all I've done is just a bluff.
I need more for it to work, she said,
Not something so askew,
I want some care even when I don't say,
That's spells out I love you.
That's it, I said, damn this and damn you,
I tried my best to be good,
There was no reason to go on,
And there's no reason that I should.
There was certainly something there,
Might have lasted if we tried,
But alas for chivalry and it's troubles,
I'd rather love had died.