We Should Talk About Money

James Bell

The Goodbye EP

  1. We Should Talk About Money
"Why not email me dates that you're in?"


This was a song inspired by an office flirtation. When I was just at the point where I was getting over my last breakup. My approach to office flirtations has always been strictly adhering to the “Don’t be that guy” school. You know, that guy. That said, I’m not against office romances, per se. I believe they can work. My last one did. (And reader, I married her.)


"We should talk about money," she said With a flash of the eye and a tilt of the head And an ever so mischievous smile She reached out fingers, and all of the while A thin strip of sunlight was marking her shoulder Reserving her services, plotting a course From the white cotton blouse To the warmth of her skin "We should talk about money," she said with a look "Why not email me dates that you're in?" When she talked about money she glowed Like putting the top down and hitting the road Maybe she had a figure in mind But I don't think the pound signs were making her blind I don't think she was anything less than sincere Her whole body relaxed as she leaned in her chair From the nape of her neck To the shape of her frame I'm sure if she talked about chocolate or liquor She would have behaved just the same So I put in a song where my mind goes It's the only safe place for it now, heaven knows Aware so soon after the crash That I shouldn't be writing a cheque I can't cash I can't make guarantees but I'll do what I can I explain as I lamely attempt the right thing Out of temptation The cradle of sleep But if this fiscal winter gets chillier still Here's a girl who could make me dig deep

Credits & Copyright

Written in December 2011 and recorded in 2013 by James Bell. Released in November 2013. Remastered in December 2017. (C) & (P) House of Lyra.  All rights reserved.