Love Ain't Nothing But A Four Letter Word

when you said let’s take a walk
when it was already kind of late and plus
it was raining it wasn’t exactly hard to
work out that this wasn’t going to be good news.

So we took a walk, a long walk down main street
and onto the promenade facing the sea and looked
out into the water and you said do you
love me and I said love ain’t nothing but

a four letter word and so then you said you
had to go and you jumped over the
railings and ran out into the sea and
I called after you to no avail.

I stood all night on main street and I
waited for you to come back and you didn’t
and in the morning they found your body
and in your pocket was a ring and

then I wondered if the rain wasn’t just
a punishment from any god who might
be feeling vindictive.
I sat in an armchair on the beach and

fingered the ring and wondered where I
would be right now if I said I love you
more than any four letter word could
possibly explain.

When the sun went down again I threw the
ring into the sea and then took a
long walk back up main street and went
to your favourite bar and got real drunk.

Baby, love ain’t nothing but a four letter word.

Love Ain't Nothing But A Four Letter Word

Anarkhos

Joined June 2008

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Baby, love ain’t nothing but a four letter word.

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