Can I Live With
Each of us has a regret inside
Sometimes we wish that we could have died
But we don't; we live on
Though we stumble, trip, and fall
I regret breaking Cheryl's heart
I regret her keeping us apart
But who knew? Thought I was led
To the dungeon, stabbed and bled
So when it came to take Thia's trip
I knew I couldn't let this one slip
She held on to all the wrong things
The only things lasting were the rings
So stayed I did with the one who was true
Stayed with the one who said, "I love you"
That was pretty hard, for a woman like her
At least my feelings did concur
Then an event slapped me around
My best friend's fate, sealed at the mound
There she was, over fourteen years
Catching up brought us both to tears.
An attractive girl, I never asked out
A pretty girl, who grew up in doubt
She cried for what we'd been through
Cried for regret, and then I knew
Happy to see him married again
Sad to see that it wasn't her
Eyes don't lie; they bare your soul
She's still in love, and it took its toll
This made me cry all over again
What if that was I sitting there?
Her secret shared; she asked, "Don't tell"
And now her hell is mine to bear
Could I live with such a regret?
Don't I do every day of my life?
The woman I love; just out of reach
Her best friend--but I want her my wife
She says, "Tomorrow we'll meet"
"Love me tomorrow, won't that be sweet?"
Tomorrow came; it's here and gone
Will she get it if I write her this song?
So now I'm asking, "What do I do?"
Do I wait forever for the one I love true?
Will she marry, anytime soon?
Or am I whistling to a different tune?
I know that she loves me
But does she love as much as I love her?
If I were she, I'd be there
But she's not; though I know she cares.
Can I live with regret?
A life without her; alone with her anyway
Or is there hope, will she ever come?
Will we win out, or am I just dumb?
Please, don't look in my eyes
Unless you're ready to join me there
My regrets; I need no more
I just need you; before it's four
[ Inspired by a temple trip and Shakira's Ojos Asi ]