Kissin' Don't Last, Cookin' Do

Album: Back With Jack


v1) I was raised down home on a country song In the saddle of an old John Deere Did we sweat? You bet! And we did it from dawn to dark One night after dinner I was just sixteen And my dad said, “It’s time for a talk.” He said, “Take some advice from me before you court and spark” He said, “Son, don’t neglect your schoolin’ But it ain’t the ultimate reality There’s only one thing you need to know...” Here’s what he told me

CH: Kissin’ don’t last, cookin’ do Listen up, son, I’m a’tellin’ you Before you tie the knot, you’d better taste the stew Cuz kissin’ don’t last (kissin’ don’t last) But cookin’ do! (Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo)

v2) I’ve come to recognize the truth of them words The longer that I live on earth Well, a kiss is a kiss is a kiss, but it sure ain’t a pie Now, souls may meet on two lovers’ lips But once the souls get acquainted things shift to the hips And there’s where the issue remains till the day you die A kiss might last for a moment But a good breakfast will last all day When the chips are down there’s only one thing left to say


v3) Now, kissin’ spreads germs, liable to make you sick Even though it’s kinda fun to do But when the honeymoon’s over, I’ll take the honey You can have the moon A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush But a bird in the soup is the best Get a gal who can cook and you’ll never have to smooch to spoon (If you see what I mean) The girls will be after your heart, boys But choose the one who takes the stomach route Then you’ll have your dessert and the rest of the meal to boot (She don’t even have to be cute, cuz...)



by Jack Pearson © 1992 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI