Last night as I got home, about a half past ten,
there was the woman I thought I knew in the arms of another man
I kept my cool, I ain't no fool Let me tell you what happened then:
I packed some clothes and I walked out, and I ain't going back again.
So take a letter Maria, address it to my wife
Say I won't be coming home, gotta start a new life
Take a letter Maria, address it to my wife
Send a copy to my lawyer, gotta start a new life.
You've been many things, but most of all, a good secretary to me
And it's times like this I feel you've always been close to me
Was I wrong to work nights to try to build a good life?
All work and no play has just cost me a wife.
When a man loves a woman it's hard to understand
that she would find more pleasure in the arms of another man
I never really noticed how sweet you are to me
It just so happens I'm free tonight, would you like to have dinner with me?