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  1. Modern Man
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PIano and Lead Vocal: Marilyn Rucker
Vocals: Becky Cavanaugh, Jill Montgomery and Sharon Maner
Bass: Randy Seybold
Drums and Percussion: Gary DeVries

Recorded and Mixed by Gary Hickinbotham at Fire Station Studios
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Sound
Front cover illustration and photos of Jill and Marilyn by Sharon Ricker Maner
Group photos by Erin Matwey
Graphic Layout by Tom ROudebush
Produced by The Studebakers

Lyrics

Modern Man

Music and Lyrics by Marilyn Rucker Norrod

You must never open conversation.

You must only smile and look discreet.

Let him think you’ve got your reservations.

But when he speaks to you be very sweet.

Never give him all of your attention.

Let him think he’s got to plot and plan.

If he wants you he’ll show his intentions.

That’s the way to catch the modern man.

Some girls think they’ll win by being honest. (ha ha)

Some girls think that way there’s no regret,

But all the happy women with men promise

They’ve been successful playing hard to get.

I was once a loser too.

Didn’t know the rules.

Why were all the men I dated

So standoffish and cruel?

That was back when I still bought my dinner.

That was back when I returned their calls.

But then I worked to get seven pounds thinner.

And started acting like a living doll.

And no man’s yet to call me false or worthless.

They’re all acting ga-ga and in love.

Lest you think this moral tale is mirthless.

Laugh! It’s modern man I’m speaking of!

Yes it’s just the way you’re mama taught you.

Men won’t buy the cow if they’ve got milk. (Got milk?)

Don’t put out or make him sure he’s caught you.

Unless you’re dressed in white satin and silk.

Just treat him like you can’t be sure you love him

But not as bad as someone you can’t stand.

He’ll put you on a pedestal above him.

That’s the way to catch the modern man.

Just one little caveat

Heed this warning call.

Once you’re on the pedestal

You must never fall.

You must never open conversation.

You must only smile and look discreet.

Let him think you’ve got your reservations.

But when he speaks to you be very sweet.

Never give him all of your attention.

Let him think he’s got to plot and plan.

If he wants you he’ll show his intentions.

That’s the way to win medieval,

That’s the way to snag primeval,

That’s the way to catch post-modern man!