Wednesday, 29 June 2011

poem challenge: the things i would say

(i just went to watch a quasi-irish band, and i started writing this and it came out as a song, not a good one or a finished one, but it's aboot the only thing i've really written this week. it has chords but they're not quite right yet)


oh the things i would say if i wasnt afraid
the things i would say
the things i would say

i've undone myself i've unbuttoned my shoes
i'm writing a love song, i want to write blues
the things i would say, and the things i would choose
oh the things i would say if i wasnt afraid.

instead of your breath i have tears in my hair
ive tried to read maps but they lead me nowhere
i wish you were bothered, you really don't care
oh the things i would say if i wasn't afraid.

and as you've insisted i'm dancing alone
humming the song that will get myself home
wont write you a letter or pick up a phone
oh the things i would say if i wasn't afraid.

oh the things i would say if i wasn't afraid
the things i would say,
the things i would say

i wont tell you why and i wont tell you when
just leave you some scribbles from my lonely pen
think back to before, and were we happy then?
oh the things i would say if i wasn't afraid

oh the things i would say if i wasn't afraid
the things i would say
the things i would say



things i would say(if i wasn't afraid):

i was only in love with the idea of you

i don't want to be alone forever

i like you let's go out

i've made a huge mistake

move, bitch, get out the way, get out the way bitch, get out the way

one day you are going to wake up alone with all your mistakes staring you in your face

i 'm so much better than you.

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