Lyrics to "The Time I Tried"

Thought I was cool, saw a girl with no direction Stood in her way, tried to get her attention Using her lips was her current obsession Thought that her mind could be under my possession Do you like making money? Cause I do too She had no idea what I wanted to do I was young and I was dumb And I'd eventually see But I wanted that girl to come and work for me Why you going around giving it up for free? When you can come with me and we can make some money It sounds really bad and I'm glad that I didn't But I'll never forget the time that I tried to do it Now that I'm grown, I know that it was wrong I still think it's good enough to put in a song Cause no one got hurt and no one was pissed Now I wanna talk about this other stupid shit I got a bunch of old stories if you like that one That girl was fucked up but she sure was fun I think of her now and I wanna say sorry It was fucked up then but it made a great story While you were going around, giving it up for free I was thinking about how I could make some money It sounds really bad and I'm glad that I didn't But I'll never forget the time that I tried to do it Times have changed and my morals rearranged Not doing nothing strange for no piece of change Not fuckin' around or pissin' people off I guess you can say, I've finally gotten soft It's so different now but I'm glad that I made it I guess I finally learned not to get so faded It's boring now and I kinda hate it But I'm thinking of the time that I had you naked Why you going around giving it up for free? When you can come with me and you can make some fucking money It sounds really bad and I'm glad that I didn't But I'll never forget the time that I tried to do it When I saw you getting down Yeah my eyes turned green We were on the scene and we were so obscene Sounds really bad and I'm glad that I didn't But I'll never forget the time That I tried to quit