Say Nothing

from Demonstrations by LLYDIAN

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I could have touched you if I chose,
you were so close,
looking over in my direction
to suss out which way the wind blows--
when it tugs at our clothes-- a voluntary hesitation.

Well, you read the signs of my downcast eyes,
my shaking head--
and I'm glad you did.
Say nothing!

I could have loved you if I chose,
but I was too close,
too tight-fisted in my affections.
Thinking that it would save us both,
(if you would just go)
unnecessary desolation.

And I thought myself wise!
Perhaps in time,
no more regrets, no more "I wish I had..."
I wish I had not thought myself so wise, for I was not right!
And here's regret, here is:
"I wish I had said something."


from Demonstrations, released April 23, 2014
Violin: Melanie Wong
Vocal recording and editing help: Erin Miley


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LLYDIAN New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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