I had a bad experince with the C.I.A. and now i'm gonna' show you my feminine side

from the album "Zoom Daddy"

Words by Terry Taylor, Music by Terry Taylor, David Raven and Tim Chandler
1988 Broken Songs

the ways of love weave a tapestry
non-linear threads of mystery
revisionist strands of history
are the ways of love
the ways of love blow
a cold war wind
that kicks you out and brings you in
we're counterspies and specialty men
in the ways of love

a shady past, the financier
of letter bombs and phony beards
(the ways of love are kiss and tell)
a cheap disguise for a tender soul
your coup d'e'tat, my overthrow
(a smoking gun, the bullet shell)

i had a bad experience with the c.i.a.
no they wouldn't let me show her my feminine side
she got busted undercover for the f.bi.i.
she was concealing all her glory and her masculine pride
it's a covert operation and we're d.o.a.
on regulated doses of love's cyanide

the ways of love are an alchemy
of cryptic code and anarchy
the paragon of a parody
are the ways of love

a camera in a boutinniere
a poison tip on a wired brazier
(ways of love are covert plans)
here loyalties are second guessed
and removed with extreme prejudice
(to infiltrate the everyman)

i had a bad experience with the c.i.a.
and now i'm gonna show you my feminine side
you got busted undercover for the f.b.i.
and now you're gonna show me your masculine pride
it's a covert operation and we're d.o.a.
on regulated doeses of love's cyanide

the ways of love are a dossier
of tramps and thieves and runaways
a ransom note with a price to pay
are the ways of love

the ways of love are a secret sauce
of sacrifice and grievous loss
a crown of thorns and a double cross
are the ways of love
the ways of love
the ways of love

these are the ways of love