cheatin’ is lyrics – emmylou harris

cheatin’ is a thing that starts when you bring
two lonely people face to face with a brand new kiss
she blames him and he blames her
neither one is really quite sure which way it is

and all of the time in the back of their minds
they know they’re gonna have to lie about where they’ve been
cheatin’ is a thing that takes a little ring
and breaks into pieces that’ll never go together again

cheatin’ is a part of lovin’ that starts
when true love isn’t what lovers are lookin’ for
a stranger here, a stranger there
you turn around and swear that you’ll never go back for more

and lyin’ at night when you’re holdin’ him tight
somethin’ that a cheater’s heart is bound to learn
cheatin’ is the thing that’s guaranteed to bring
two unhappy people to the point of no return

and the worst of cheatin’ is the sad little kids
hangin’ in the middle while mummy and daddy kiss
cheatin’ is a game where n*body wins
and the ones that aren’t big enough to play are the ones who lose

/ emmylou harris lyrics