She don't want nobody near But you can't get away from that They appear and disappear And they all get a string attached Pretty soon they got you hanging on a line Pretty soon they're singing one by one the same old rhyme They say, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."
She don't want nobody home 'Cause it's a little too crowded then But she don't wanna be alone So they just keep pouring in Pretty soon they got her headed for the door She comes home to find that they're not hanging 'round no more She says "I'm alright, you just can't get home tonight."
Don't you wonder what she looks like in the light? She says "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."
Pretty whitewashed lies Endless alibis And the reasons that need cleaning every night Half a world away You can't wash away the stain of the deceiving And the things that you cannot believe, and well
She don't want no one around 'Cause she don't want anybody to see What she looks like when she's down 'Cause that's a really sad place to be Pretty soon she gets them crawling up the walls Then she wonders why they beg her please to never call She says, "I'm ok. It's alright. Hey, look who's on TV tonight." She says, "I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight."
Don't you wonder why it's dark outside at night? She says, I'm alright, I just can't get home tonight.