My Pessimistic Girlfriend

Notes:
All the Songs for Katharine were written for and dedicated to Katharine Miller.

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I’ve been gloomy and I’ve been glum
And the world has had me beneath its thumb
But my girl’s a malcontent and then some
My pessimistic girlfriend

     She prefers a rainy day
     It proves her point
     Close the curtains and the blinds
     No sunshine is allowed into the joint

     Looking for the worst
     Is what she does the best
     Don’t say she suffers from depression
     She will only get depressed

          But when my melancholy baby looks at me
          My heart just melts away fast
          Tell her I love her, she says
          Yeah, but how long will that last?

I’ve been gloomy and I’ve been glum
And the world has had me beneath its thumb
But my girl’s a malcontent and then some
My pessimistic girlfriend

     Why expect that good will happen?
     Look around
     With the state of things the way they are
     Cynicism is profound

     But I’m the one to change her mind
     And prove her wrong
     With the power of love to convince her
     And it won’t take very long…

          But when I gave her two dozen roses
          She nearly spit in my eye
          What a romantic cliché
          Besides they’re only going to die

I’ve been gloomy and I’ve been glum
And the world has had me beneath its thumb
But my girl’s a malcontent and then some
My pessimistic girlfriend