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Damaged Romantics

by Therapy Session

Well I could go chasing perfume and lace Find some other girl with a pretty face Tell her all the things that she’d want to hear Go through all the motions till they almost felt real But a kiss would mean nothing Unless they’re your lips I could fake the actions, But no passion could exist Well I never had a problem keeping my feet on the ground But my head is always spinning when you are around So all those other girls must be doomed ‘cause you’re all I can see when you walk in the room So a kiss would mean nothing Unless they’re your lips I could fake the actions, But I couldn’t fake this… …this feeling I get …So give me one more kiss A kiss would mean nothing Unless they’re your lips There would be no passion Or this feeling of bliss My lips would move But my heart wouldn’t race Unless those lips were Were the ones on your face (so no one’s taking your place)
When we met You wanted to know If for your garden I had seeds to sow So when the spring came In they went But nothing had bloomed As the Summer’s sun set What we got I wanted it to grow So I planted all my seeds But now they’re set in stone See there was no soil It was all powdered cement So all the water that I poured It only made it set So please tell me I need to know Did you ever want to see This garden grow So please tell me Before you go Was it always the plan to pave a road I watched the seasons change While standing by your side So tell me was it always the plan Or had I changed your mind
He was a sales man with a plastic smile As much a lover as a liar She loved her day dreams more than her man So she got her heart broken again and again I said don’t idealize a moment in time They’re never as good as they are in your mind If it was love it would have shown When forever, together you would have grown But love means you never pretend That you own what’s placed in your hands And you gave your all, but that fool just couldn’t grasp That an unfuled fire burns out fast So when the smoke cleared you were covered in ash But I saw a good woman even through all the mess You were a skeptic when I kissed your lips Said, “You’re only boarding a sinking ship.” But that night your heart beat as strong as mine You said, “It’s bound to fade in due time Us romantics become cynics and fools A tragedy I can’t repeat so soon.” So I know I wasn’t in your plans But I’m going to do all that I can To not just be a man from your past ’cause we’re both damaged, but we’re built to last
This doesn’t have to be tragic No more lovers made of plastic No more hearts made of stone I’m no former lover So don’t you see me like the others But if you can’t love me, just say so ’cause if you’re running From something I’ve done Well baby, I’ll let you go But if you’re just leaving So history’s not repeating Well, you need to know Our hearts are of the same fabric We’re both damaged romantics With no place to call home So I hope again your kiss I’ll feel Once your heart’s had time to heal Then away we’ll go (and our love can grow) But I’m the fool I know I’m the fool I know The fire’s gone cold So it’s time to go You can’t love me and it shows So the fool and cynic switch roles And on it goes And on and on it goes.


released April 20, 2012

All music written, performed, produced and mastered by Joel Michalak


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