Perfectly Awful feat. Deb Hiett

from Levity & Novelty by Brian Woodbury

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V E R S E 1 A
He: She is pretty
Pretty ugly
But she’s stinkin’
Stinkin’ rich
Oh, she’s lousy
Lousy with money
She’s got the scratch
I got the itch

V E R S E 1 B
She: He is kind
Kind of stupid
But he’s driven
Driven me nuts
Still he’s the best
The best I could hope for
And all I hate about him
Is his guts

R E F R A I N 1
Yet I so terribly love him
There’s no germ or vermin above him
He’s so down-to-earth he’s like dirt or debris
He’s perfectly awful, but awfully perfect for me

V E R S E 2 A
He: She is striking
Don’t say I didn’t warn you
Her voice distinctive
Even when she doesn’t yell
A fair complexion
Well… fair-to-middling
She has a special air about her
You can smell

V E R S E 2 B
She: He’s determined
Determinedly lazy
Makes an impression
Wherever he sits
Isn’t he dashing?
Dashing off for refreshments
So larger-than-life
That no pair of pants ever fits

R E F R A I N 2
He: And I so terribly love her
The clothes strewn about reeking of her
Her putrid bouquet and her foul potpourri
She’s perfectly awful, but awfully perfect for me

She’s the sick
In the sick’ningly sweet
She’s the trick
But she’s never the treat
She: Biggest prick
That you ever could meet
And not that kind of meat
His condom size is petite

V E R S E 3 A
Such fine manners
So fine, you can’t notice
Holds open the door
To squeeze himself through
He says, “excuse me”
When he finishes burping
He flushes easily
When I remind him to

V E R S E 3 B
He: People like her
People like her repulse me
But I put myself second
Her money comes first
Both: And that’s my champion
My champion loser
Why should I settle
For anyone but the worst?

R E F R A I N 3
She: And I so terribly love him
Although off a bridge I could shove him
He: And I so terribly love her
Though her face ought to come with a cover
She: A sight for sore eyes
He: But an eye-sore to see
She: He’s dim but devoted
He: She’s lethal but loaded
She: So jarring
He: So jolting
Both: So simply revolting
Perfectly awful
But awfully perfect
For me


from Levity & Novelty, released February 1, 2020
lead vocals: Brian Woodbury & Deb Hiett; guitars, bass, arrangement: Marc Muller


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Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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