What I Wouldn’t Do

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Who would have guessed just a half a mile
Stuck in traffic like molasses for awhile
On a city bus taking both of us
Down a road we never saw before

A leather jacket on my back
Your cotton dress baby blue to be exact
Some first impressions seem like a lesson
Like how it felt when I was yours

What I wouldn’t do just to be with you
Just to walk beside you every day
But we both got burned so it’s time to learn
Maybe someone needs to walk away
There’s a lengthy list that I’m sure I’ll miss
Of what I wouldn’t do to be with you

I wouldn’t drive all night because I miss you
I wouldn’t bring a single rose with me
I wouldn’t write a love song at a truck stop in Virginia
I wouldn’t sing the whole thing on my knees

I wouldn’t need someone to wipe away the teardrops
I wouldn’t keep drowning all the pain
I wouldn’t wish any one heart to feel this heavy
I wouldn’t ever hurt this deep again

What I wouldn’t do just to be with you
Just to walk beside you every day
But we both got burned so it’s time to learn
Maybe someone needs to walk away
There’s a lengthy list that I’m sure I’ll miss
Of what I wouldn’t do to be with you

All the endless nights two kids against the odds
Made the winter feel like spring
For a moment there I could almost swear
We could take on anything


 - September 2017 -