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Poles Apart

The keys to life-long compatibility,
And relationship durability,
Are mutual interests and a common world-view.
Which raises the question of me and you.

You say "No." I say "Yes."
It makes me wonder how we ever got into this mess.
You know, it's breaking my heart,
How we're Poles Apart.

You say "Up." I say "Down."
I get discouraged when I see no common ground.
You know, it's breaking my heart,
how we're Poles Apart.

A backcountry hike is your idea of paradise.
I'll wait in the bar - Waiter, bring me more ice!
You say a man in uniform does it for you.
Now that you mention it ... me, too!

I eat junk. You cook.
When I say "Let's go get a Whopper,"
You just shoot me a look.
You know, it's breaking my heart,
How we're Poles Apart.

You watch "Survivor." I read Voltaire.
You tell me who got voted off; I try to act like I care.
You know, it's breaking my heart,
How we're Poles Apart.

We may be doomed from the start, but I just love you so!
So why do you STOP, right when I'm "All Systems Go?"
It's plain to see the deck against us is stacked.
It's a cruel twist of fate that opposites attract.

You wear black. Me, "white."
We're so different; how can it feel so right?
It's breaking my heart,
How we're Poles Apart.

You swing low. Me, "high."
I've a feeling you're going to tell me good-bye.
It's breaking my heart,
To see we're Poles Apart.

We tried reconciliation, meeting halfway.
But me going vegan? No way!
You said at least you'd change the channel to PBS.
But when you were missing "Idol,"
I could feel your distress!

You say it's over. I say it's not.
C'mon now baby, let's give it one more shot!
Just one more shot, to bridge the divide.
Can't conceive of going on
Without you by my side.
Yeah, it's breaking my heart,
How we're Poles Apart.

You're hanging out with the penguins.
I'm in my igloo with an Eskimo.
It's a bittersweet life we know,
To be Poles Apart.