You Deserve Pearls

(written from the male point of view)

You're wearing my old sweatshirt
The vacuum's in your hand
Your hair's put up in ponytails
With newspaper rubber bands

And I say, girl,
I never meant for this to happen
When I asked you for my wife
I never meant for this to happen
I said I'd make a better life

'Cuz you deserve pearls
And diamonds, caviar,
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl

You've never once complained about
The house that I provide
You say you'd live in a one-room shack
So our love could never hide

And I say, girl,
I never meant for this to happen
When I asked you for my wife
I never meant for this to happen
I said I'd make a better life

'Cuz you deserve pearls
And diamonds, caviar,
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl

You wake up holding on so tight
Your kisses feel so fine
You say you'd trade a million bucks
To keep this love of mine

And you deserve pearls
Great big diamonds, caviar
Fancy clothes and limos
Goldfish ponds and stereos
And a guy to wash the car
You deserve everything and more
Even a stained-glass bathroom floor
'Cuz you deserve pearls
For being my girl