Let me remind you - That book I lent you
You swore you gave it back - well, you lied
It's not in print now - You know that damn well
'Track another copy down somewhere' - oh, I tried

's all part of your - Thin blue mean streak
You couldn't keep that hidden for more than
Two months: eight weeks - Wasn't that the size of it, Yeah?
Thin blue mean streak
(Runs all through your love like spoiled silk)

Were you deliberate - In your choice of insult
Or was that sheer good luck on your part?
Some things you don't say - I won't repeat them out loud
You might find something in your price range fits your taste in the back of the Exchange & Mart -

Given your - Thin blue mean streak
You couldn't keep that hidden for more than
Two months: eight weeks - Wasn't that the size of it, Yeah?
Thin blue mean streak
(Runs all through your love like spoiled silk)

It's sheer blind guesswork - Only conjecture
But that's not all you kept, was it now?
I can't begrudge you - Such meagre comfort -

But did you really sit down
And work out a nice round figure how much you
Spent on me?
And are you really so sad
To keep in a box marked 'private'
What belongs to me? - Just you answer that -

(Instrumental Chorus)

And as for wanting - All of your gifts back
You're very welcome to them I'm sure
And just this morning - I found a copy of the book you stole
Signed by the man who wrote it
I don't miss the other one any more -

I don't miss your - Thin blue mean streak
You couldn't keep that hidden for more than
Two months: eight weeks - Wasn't that the size of it, Yeah?
Thin blue mean streak
(Runs all through your love like spoiled silk)