December 4, 1986

Another late night Saturday, set up the warzone
I'm freezing in the desert and I'm numb with hate
The telephone cord draws a battleline
But let's end all wars tonight

Our love chess game has been in checkmate too long
Fifty fifty or sixty forty its all a bore
Even the disagreements radiate openly
Let's draw up a treaty or just end this thing

We're signing separate treaties
to end our age old wars
We leap to avoid exploding mines
But we're mixing up our dotted lines

Your agreement leaves me speechless
Clean up my act and clean up the kitchen
Disclose my love and enclose my riches
A pair of chains is all that's missing

My agreement leaves me contented
Never leave me and you'll be the winner
Sew my socks and cook my dinner
You should be proud to serve this sinner

We're signing separate treaties
to end our age old wars
We seek to find solutions
but we struggle even more

Now you speak of compromise
Which forces me to criticize
the line that holds me close to home
To quell the problems that I own

Well my drinking only relaxes me
and the smoke forces my eyes to see
The meanings between these lines of yours
Meant to end problems, but creating more

We're signing separate treaties
to end our age old wars
We seek to find solutions
But we muddle even more

What is the boundary of hate tonight?
Do you ridicule my friends or my hindsight?
Do you tell me that my drinking is closing up your mind?
Or tell me I act stupid, like a child walking blind?

Why can't our love be easy?
Your heart locked up in sorrow
Hold my hand and we'll share dreams and pillows
We can love tonight, but will we love tomorrow?