Runtime Error: Type Mismatch

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Words & Music by Brooke Abbey, 2007

Sometimes you're just too different.

Now with correct spellings of all the ridiculous proprietary tool names! Thanks to my husband Joe and to John for their technical assistance. (I almost claimed to be a compiler for a procedural programming language, how embarrassing!)

lyrics

You're a Phillips-head bit and I'm a Pozidriv screw Cm G F Cm
We've got so much in common but you're stripping me away Cm Bb F Cm
You're an ethernet cable hoping I'll connect with you Cm G F Cm
I just want a crimping tool to make you terminate Cm Bb F Cm

Honey, this will never work. G Cm

You're the wrong next block in tetris Eb
You're a brand new etch-a-sketch Bbm
But I don't wanna draw a square Cm
You're co-ax; I'm twisted pair G
I'm an SML compiler Eb
And you keep writing GOTOs Bbm
Whenever you're a perfect 10 Cm
I'm playing Sudoku G

You are Captain Kirk's phaser; I am King Arthur's sword
You're a sixteen-letter word and I'm a Scrabble board
You want to triple word score but you'll never fit my grid
You're a pricetag on a sticker; I'm an ebay auction bid

I'm afraid you're not my type.

You're the wrong next block in tetris
You're a brand new etch-a-sketch
But I don't wanna draw a square
You're co-ax; I'm twisted pair
I'm an SML compiler
And you keep writing GOTOs
Whenever you're a perfect 10
I'm playing Sudoku

We run on different voltages and there's no adapter
I'm a herbivorous mammal; You're a velociraptor
You stay up all night and I am strictly diurnal
The chipset on your mainboard's not supported by my kernel

Honey, this will never work.

You're the wrong next block in tetris
You're a brand new etch-a-sketch
But I don't wanna draw a square
You're co-ax; I'm twisted pair
I'm an SML compiler
And you keep writing GOTOs
Whenever you're a perfect 10
I'm playing Sudoku

I'm afraid you're not my type. G Cm F
Runtime error: type mismatch. G Cm

credits

from Steel Cage Match, released June 19, 2009
Vocals, banjo: Brooke Abbey
Guitar: John Caspell

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Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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