Precious Time
Pat Benatar Lyrics


I don't wanna argue about who is the victim
'Cause maybe we both got burned
I don't wanna talk about who is the traitor
'Cause both of our loyalties turned
I don't wanna fight about who is the liar
'Cause there's too many ways to lie
I don't wanna hear about who is the winner
'Cause we both know it's a tie
Cut it out, drop it, count me out, baby stop it
Life is too short, so why waste precious time
Life is too short, so why waste precious time

You were on a liquid diet, you were sure you had to try it
And you lost all your pounds
The doctor's on vacation, so you took the medication
And wound up in lost and found
So we took a trip to Paris
'Cause you swore that it would scare us out of our swift decline
All that I remember 'bout those days in that September
Is the merci and the wine

Cut it out, drop it, count me out, baby stop it
Life is too short, so why waste precious time
Life is too short, so why waste
Precious time, precious time, precious time
Oh, precious time
Life is too short, so why waste precious time

You talk on the telephone, long distance to New York or Rome
Some would say you got it made
Your home is like a fortress, no one comes in but the florist
The gardener, and the maid
You call me on the telephone, you say you feel so alone
Too tired to get dressed and get out
First you're happy, then you're sad
Somehow you always hang up mad
Excuse me if I shout

Cut it out, drop it, count me out, baby stop it
Life is too short, so why waste precious time
Life is too short, so why waste precious time
Life is too short, so why waste precious time
Precious time, precious time, oh precious time
Life is too short, so why waste precious time

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Written by: BILLY STEINBERG

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Comments from YouTube:

dora42ch

i haven't seen this video in 30 years. damn, i'm old.

Ron Ditchen

Yup seems just like yesterday it was 1981 I was 20 years old and full of pissing vinegar now I'm 59 How times fly.

SycamoreFarm

Yeah, this is not one that gets played anymore. I like it, but it's technically not a great one (speaking as a musician). Still, I love hearing it again, and the video is "precious" too.

Mike Cap

Me too girl and I love it haha

Barbara Butterfield

Dora42ch.....me too, but still kicking😁. Vote.rockhall.com. Vote for Pat!!!

jeffery oliviero

Neils guitar solo on this one is a killer!!!      MTV 1981

Jeffrey Hubbard

Absolutely agree! I remember seeing this video back in high school, but for the longest time, all I remembered about it was Giraldo taking an absolutely killer solo, dressed as a shirtless sheik! Lol. A little goofy visually, but musically sharp as hell. Giraldo is one of rock's most unfairly overlooked players. He always played with great tone, taste, and artfully deployed technique. But feel was his real weapon; along with great vibrato and flawless timing, he just sold the feeling in the song. Shame about the headdress, but that was the 80's!

Gringo Loco

@Hell Dorado so epic...It will pop into my brain now and again

Hell Dorado

That solo is the definition of art. Its impossible to explain along the constructs of music theory. It remind me of the three Lines on My Face solos on Frampton Comes Alive. Intense, passionate melodic lines with creative phrasing is what it's all about.

Chuck Driver

jeffery oliviero - Neil killed it on this album!!!!!!

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