Personals Ads
  by Richard Ely

I'm sitting here reading these personals ads
Clever little half-truths and hopeful lies
Sensitive artist, independent and mature
Looking for a man who's financially secure

But I'm only looking for a few little things
A mind and a body and a soul and a heart that sings

Listen here people, I'll tell you the score
No one really knows what they're looking for
You could take a chance on a guy like me
End up happy as a person could be

'Cause I'm only looking for a few little things
Love and laughter and affection and a heart that sings

I know my resume don't look so hot
My heart's a tiny island that time forgot
I'm cleaning my aura but I missed a spot
So here I come, ready or not

So you could call me if you like this song
We'll take a little walk and before too long
We could be embroiled in the mating dance
Attraction, anxiety, ambivalence

'Cause I'm only looking for a few little things
A mind and a body and a soul and a heart that sings

I'm still here reading these personals ads
All the lonely people tryin' to strike a match
But a funny thing happens when you meet in the flesh
Your fantasy soulmate is an emotional mess

Well I'm only looking for a few little things
Love and laughter and affection and a heart that sings
Yes I'm only looking for a few little things
A mind and a body and a soul and a heart that sings