You Don't Know What You're Doing
The Streets
Written byJohn Close 1983

The formation of The Streets came about as a result of the breakup of my marriage to Elizabeth Richards (nee Davis). I got very bitter about it, but in true blokey style I bought myself a new gadget as compensation, a Fender Stratocaster, and started a rock band. A bit like learning the fiddle twenty years later, an unfulfilled ambition that I had fun trying to fulfil.

You want to run wild and you want to live high
One of the brave and the free
Don't wanna play house, so you just say goodbye
You don't know what you're doing when you do this to me
You don't know what is happening but someday you might see....

There never was much in my world before you
I'll go back to poverty
My own brand of nothing might just see me through
You don't know etc.

Got bitten once, got bitten twice
You might as well go and do it again, do it again.
The oldest dog won't teach you much
It isn't fashion, but it is a trend, yes, it's a trend.

You're locking your wheels and I'm locking my heart
Somehow I found the old key
I'll make out O.K. and I'm making a start
You don't know etc.