Shoulda’ Stayed Heartbroken

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 * co-written with Michael Peacock

In my mind I’m packing a bag
In my mind I’m headed for the door
In my mind it’s over there’s no looking back
But I’m still staring at the floor

In my heart the rain’s movin’ on
In my heart I’m plantin’ you a rose
The sun’s really tryin’ but the season’s all wrong
And the nights are gettin’ cold

Leavin’ means we’re finally givin’ up
But holdin’ on just means we’re stuck
This goodbye moment well it tears me wide open
Like it always has and probably will again
Shoulda’ stayed heartbroken

I can’t remember who was right
Don’t care who got the last word
Who gave up first who cheated or lied
I only know it hurt

Leavin’ means we’re finally givin’ up
But holdin’ on just means we’re stuck
This goodbye moment well it tears me wide open
Like it always has and probably will again
Shoulda’ stayed heartbroken  

Maybe I’ll go maybe I’ll stay
But this heart of mine is broken either way


 - August 2021 -                                                                                                                       #493