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Effect And Cause
   ------The White Stripes

I guess you have to have a problem if you want to invent a contraption
First you cause a trainwreck, then they put me in traction, mmm
Well first came an action and then a reaction
But you can't switch 'em 'round for your own satisfaction
Well you burnt my house down then got mad at my reaction

Well in every complicated situation of a human relation
Making sense of it all takes a whole lot of concentration, mmm
Well you can't blame a baby for her pregnant ma
And if there's one of these unavoidable laws
It's that you just can't take the effect and make it the cause

Well, you can't take the effect and make it the cause
I didn't rob a bank because you made up the law
Blame me for robbing peter, but don't you blame Paul
Can't take the effect and make it the cause

I ain't the reason that you gave me no reason to return your call
You built a house of cards and got shocked when you saw them fall, heh
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Yeah, well, I ain't saying I'm innocent, in fact, the reverse
But if you're headed to the grave you don't blame the hearse
You're like a little girl yelling at her brother 'cause you lost his ball

Well, you keep blaming me for what you did, but that ain't all
The way you clean up a wreck is enough to give one pause, yeah
You seem to forget just how this all started
I'm reacting to you because you left me broken-hearted
See, you just can't take the effect and make it the cause

Well, you can't take the effect and make it the cause
I didn't rob a bank because you made up the law
Blame me for robbing peter, but don't you blame Paul
Can't take the effect and make it the cause