Elvis Costello - "Armed Forces" lyrics

oh I just don't know where to begin
love just doesn't wait forever
it's now or never
but she keeps him hanging on
she says she can't go home without a chaperon

the silly cheering her on
CHORUS:

accidents will happen
they're only hit and run
you used to be a victim
now you're not the only one
accidents will happen
they're only hit and run
I don't want to hear it
'cause I know what I've done

there's so many fish in the sea

but they keep you hanging on
that only rise up in a sweat of smoke like mercury
your mind is made up
they say you're so young

but your mouth is undone

CHORUS

and it's the damage that we do
you'll never know

it's the words that we don't say
that scare me so
so many people you can check upon
and add to your collection
there are so many people to see
but they keep you hanging on
your mouth is made up
until you're well hung
but your mind is undone

CHORUS