We've been on a bunch of dates I weigh debates that this creates And hate that state of forced introspection We traded wit, we swapped some spit, You fingered me a little bit But we never really had a connection You did nothing wrong, I have no excuse Just my intuition telling me we shouldn't reproduce I know I have to end it But pretend to just suspend it By contending that I'm busy all week I let the foregone linger on Text back with an emoticon Withdraw from you by being oblique Inside I know my tactics just delay it But I'd do anything so I don't have to say it I'll draw this out forever like it's Vietnam Then one day I'll be gone like Bambi's mom Awww Cause there's the right thing to do Then there's what I'm gonna do There's so much I should say But instead... I do the fade away Now I'm fading like chalk on a sidewalk Or the polio virus after Jonas Salk Like a Jewish guy at Arby's on Yom Kippur The Whig party post Millard Fillmore The erection of a man on antidepressants The cast of Diff'rent Strokes after adolescence Reproductive rights below the Mason Dixon Native Americans after the barter systems Your thyroid gland after Hashimoto The family in the Back to the Future photo Yeah I fade away We say that men are asshole who don't communicate We revel in our victimhood and amplify our hate We find ways to be indignant like it's a sport Then dissect their malignance with the views we distort The way men break up may be sloppy and terse What they do is bad, but what we do is worse We pretend to ourselves it's the nice thing to do To let you down gently by just not fucking telling you And deep down we know it's the worst way to play it But we are what we have... huge pussies And women are hypocrites Especially ones in comedy bands We see your faults but not our own Then we wonder why we're all alone We fill you up with maybe's, excuses and stalls But like a baby in China... it's better to have balls Not the Good Wife type like Christine Baranski So I'll pull out and leave like I'm Roman Polanski Cause there's the right thing to do Then there's what I'm gonna do There's so much I should say But instead... I do the fade away Like Verbal Kint fading into Kaiser Soze The rights in Arizona for a guy named Jose Opportunities for a college grad The love between your mom and dad Gonna Peter out like a gay Cetera Iranian relations since the Regan era Black Nike sales after Heaven's Gate Summer Camp attendance at Penn State The name Adolph after World War Two Like Debbie Gibson's pop career, Out of the Blue Yeah I fade away Cause I don't wanna get to know you I just want to blow you... off