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CHAPERONE

Copyright 2016 Ė Robert E. Shandor

 

Deep in her heart, sheís feeliní such pain

The tears she cries falling down like rain

Torn between lovers, past and new

Tryiní desperately to figure out what she should do

 

I know that she loves me, but not like she did him

Sheís made me a runner in a race that I canít win

She canít go back, and she canít move on

Anchored where she is by her thoughts of times long gone

 

And all the times we spent together

I canít say that we ever were alone

Some memíry from her past was always with us --

A hungry dog gnawing on a bone --

An ever-present, uninvited,

Intrusive chaperone

 

I came to know that her problemís really mine

I could pretend Iím not wasting my time

But that wonít change what I already know, since

She canít decide then itís me who must be the one to go

 

And all the times we spent together

I can’t say that we ever were alone

Some mem’ry from her past was always with us --

A hungry dog gnawing on a bone --

An ever-present, uninvited,

Intrusive chaperone

 

Deep in her heart, she’s feelin’ such pain

The tears she cries falling down like rain

Torn between lovers, past and new

And tryin’ desperately to figure out what she should do

What she should do

What should I do