Governing Dynamics - I Shouldn't Blame You

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For Spintunes 4, Round 2: Write a Valentine's day song in which the subject is not your significant other.

As I don't -have- a significant other, I perhaps had this challenge easier than some...

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Somewhere north of here
A girl is playing piano
And won't let me hear her

I'm getting kind of tired
How time and space conspire
To keep me from getting nearer

And like half my best friends
We've never met in real life

Heather you should know
Sometimes i joke too much
But this time I'm serious

Winter's cold and bitter
And in february's middle
That suits me more than not

In recounting all the trial
I feel better for awhile
When we talk about how we hate our jobs

Left alone
There's a part of me
That saves up self minted currency

Unspoken thoughts,
Untested words
Discarded dangerous things

I'm nothing if not sincere
But so much else goes unsaid

Oh, Heather
Sometimes "clever" fails me
I'm left grappling with cliches
Now there's a tiny stress fracture in my
Defenses against this manufactured holiday
Since I can't say it in person
This song's my second best way
But happy February fourteenth anyway

Every shred of conventional wisdom
Says I'm probably over invested
Every second of the past
Suggests that's true
If i place my heart out on my sleeve
I know it's at my peril
And there's no reason that I
Should blame you

Oh, Heather
Sometimes "clever" fails me
I'm left grappling with cliches
Now there's a tiny stress fracture in my
Defenses against this manufactured holiday
Since I can't say it in person
This song's my second best way
But happy February fourteenth anyway

credits

from SpinTunes #4: Round 2, released February 14, 2012
Lyrics and Music by Travis Norris
Inspiration by Heather Zink

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