To Heidi With Love (I Was Looking At Her, But I Was Thinking Of You)

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In the back of the bar on a Friday night
Around one in the morning I spilled her beer
It’s only right that I got her another
With a smile because my money’s no good here

Now I can’t quite remember if it was guilt or excitement
But I’ll probably never see her again
So before I rest I have to confess
That I was looking at her, but I was thinking of you

You know she gave me her address and if it were a couple years ago
I might have signed a letter before I got home
The funny thing is, I’m no less desperate
I’m just lazy and getting used to sleeping alone

And I’ll admit she was pretty but in that imperfect kind of way
Like the spark of a lighter than ran out of fuel
So before I rest I have to confess
That I was looking at her, but I was thinking of you

It’s been too long since I’ve held a pretty hand
And every night my only friends are in my band
I’m not that old but you’re too young to steal my heart
Well, I guess you can borrow it

There were holes in the highway the whole way home
But the road flattened out as we pulled into town
There’s a time and place for everything and tonight that’s rain on the sidewalk
And the hope that we won’t let each other down

Now it’s 4:00 AM and I smell like an ashtray
But I’ll still complain when you light up tomorrow
So before I rest I have to confess
That I was looking at her, but I was thinking of you


 - December 2005 -