If You’re Happy And You Know It, Something’s Wrong

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Walk into the winter wonderland
To tell me the things nobody knows
I’m waiting for sunrise to disclose
A dirty little secret of our love beneath the snow

You’re not gonna’ be the only one, not gonna’ be my setting sun
I needed a reason to give up your treason without a fight
The only distraction from all your infractions
I didn’t sleep alone last night

Don’t you look at me
As if you’ve ever seen my hopes and dreams
Don’t you think that we
Should know by now that nothing’s as it seems

A whiskey rainbow in the east
Without a second thought my heart was yours
The pressure was brilliant but now it’s gone, long gone
And the thunder has left me with a bittersweet love no more

You’re not gonna’ be the only one, not gonna’ be my setting sun
I needed a reason to give up your treason without a fight
The only distraction from all your infractions
I didn’t sleep alone last night

Don’t you disbelieve
Your broken heart is bursting at the seams
So nurse your self esteem
And take your shipwreck back to New Orleans

I still wear the shoes you bought me
With the black marker heart inside
Still wear your ring around my neck

Though the bite marks have all faded
And my ankle has mostly healed
I hate to say, I’ll always love you

The city is empty since you’ve gone
The lyrics have a strange new darker feel
Apology is long past due so don’t
I’ll never forgive you for the love you let me steal


 - July 2006 -