A Love Song

from Demonstrations by LLYDIAN

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I mustn't write a love song
for you'll think it's about you
and it isn't about you
though I may draw inspiration
If I wrote about "his" eyes-- so deeply blue they hurt--
they wouldn't be your eyes!
...though they may share certain features.
(I hope you do not mind)

I mustn't write a love song
for I'm not in love with you.
And I'm not in love with you!
It's just a foolish fascination...
If I wrote about "his" hands-- so warm against my own--
they wouldn't be your hands,
though oh! they are well-formed!
(so you see, I'm in a bind)

This could never be a love song
for nothing in it is true.
For if it were ever true, I would break in desperation!
If I wrote about your walk, about your hands, about your face
it'd show how deeply I am lost--
no, no, it must just be a turn of phrase!
For you don't respond in kind...
so, you see, I'm in a bind.


from Demonstrations, released April 23, 2014


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LLYDIAN is a new project from singer-songwriter Lauren Oglesby (The Light Set).

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