NOW YOU, THEN ME
So now you know how it really feels,
To be given permission to go off and be free,
To never hear the words ‘God, please don’t leave me.’
Because being possessive and clingy just isn’t PC,
Because to admit this thing and commit to this fling
Just wouldn’t be hip,
Your fangirls and boys wouldn’t tag it as rad
Or comment ‘I dig’
And the reality of our freaky bond
Would no longer be hid.
And if you ever actually did
Let them know
Or even dared to show
Me then it really would defy convention,
And strip away pretensions.
You’d be the hipster outside the box
The One with the really neat fox,
But you don’t believe in it that much,
To go round admitting it and such,
So go ahead and be free,
Chase your own tail and dreams,
And if you ever need me
I’ll be back here in reality.
If you love someone let them go
But what if they don’t though –
Does it work then too? Will it work for you?
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,
So now I’ll make my own propaganda,
And make believe I really am the star,
That you clearly already think that you are.
I must have missed you getting famous
So I must apologise,
I must have missed everyone judging us,
Before my very eyes.
I had forgotten that they mattered, you see,
I had thought that it was just about you and me,
So when you’re alone out there among the masses and life is hard
By all means send me a postcard,
But don’t scribble ‘Wish you were here’s
Because I would have been
If not for your fear
Of chipping your polished veneer
And letting someone real get near
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