Not For Me

from by Lilah and Abe

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You brought me candy
one rainy day in March.
The weather promised sunshine.
And you had promised your heart.
I was looking into your eyes,
searching for a feeling somewhere.
You broke the gaze and looked away,
and just like that I realized there was nothing there.

They were exquisite words of high esteem
ornamental, careful, and long.
But they all just meant the same damn thing,
what I felt was right you felt was wrong.
So I asked why so I’d know if I should cry,
and that’s when your heart spilt the beans.
You said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
but you’re not for me.”

So I held my heart together.
Like a gentleman you held the door,
walking in the world had been brighter.
I walked out and it was less beautiful than before.
Now it’s done and there’s no one to blame,
but I don’t know what to do.
I can’t go back to that day,
and I can’t go back to you.

They were exquisite words of high esteem
ornamental, careful, and long.
But they all just meant the same damn thing,
what I felt was right you felt was wrong.
So I asked why so I’d know if I should cry,
and that’s when your heart spilt the beans.
You said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
but you’re not for me.”

You brought me candy
one rainy day in March.
It tasted sweet and sad
but I still ate the whole bag,
trying to remember.
You were sweet like candy.
That rainy day in March.
But no sustenance at all.
You weren’t willing to
catch me when I’d fall.
You just brought me candy.
You just broke my heart.

These are simple words of my esteem
effective, perfected, and to the point.
But they all just mean the same damn thing,
I wish that we had worked.
So this why I had to cry,
cuz my heart’s bursting at the seams.
You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful,
you’re a work of art
and piece of my heart.
You made me laugh with your clever lines
and you make me cry with your sweet goodbye.
You’re everything I ever wanted
and all I thought I would need.
I said, “You’re beautiful, you’re wonderful
But I agree.”

credits

from Lilaham, released September 5, 2013
Music and lyrics by Lilah Drafts-Johnson

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Abe New Hampshire

I attend Earlham College in Richmond Indiana, but I live in New Hampshire.

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