By Any Other Name

By Any Other Name

Bill Clinton ‘fessed up to having something that wasn’t sex, while raising questions about the true meaning of “is.”

So, you finally got caught.
How does it feel,
Knowing that you’ll be remembered for this?
All your ambition
Spinning its wheels,
Betraying yourself with a kiss.

And even tonight,
Here in the rubble,
You can’t bring yourself to level at last.
It’s somebody else
Causing you trouble.
Why do they dwell on the past?

But a rose is a rose,
Everyone knows,
So why are you playing this game?
And a lie is a lie is a lie,
By any other name.

You once had a dream
Of playing a savior.
Now you are playing at showing regret
For something you call
“Improper behavior.”
You ain’t even calling it “sex.”


Well, say what you will.
Do what you must do.
Everything’s fair in love and in war.
But don’t you believe
Anyone trusts you.
We simply don’t care anymore.


Bluebonnet Border SkinnyWords and music © 1998 by Steve Brooks and Frog Records
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