Bittersweet

Can two folks be in love, or are they trapped in a fight?
Is holy matrimony just a struggle to be right?
No matter what happens, nobody wins.
You die, or I die, or one of us gives in.
So I’m giving up and I’m leaving the war;
I’ll never win and I think I want more.
I’ve read the fairy tales, and I’ve read the books,
And I think the Brothers Grimm were just some crooks.
They took our ideals and spun us some dreams,
But fairy tale romance is not what it seems.
I’m saving myself and I’m running away,
‘Cause happily every after ain’t coming today.
I loved you, you loved me, it caused so much pain,
‘Cause making it work drove us both insane.
Just at this moment, I won’t assign blame,
I’ll just look back at what was and give it a name:
Bittersweet.
Our love was bittersweet.
I’ll yell and I’ll cry and you may do the same,
‘Cause that’s just what happens when you quit the game,
But when I stop and I think I know this is best.
I’m so tired of fighting and I need the rest.
For just one second I’ll let it all slide,
Put down my rage, put It all to the side,
‘Cause I know we had something even though it is gone,
And I really loved you even though it was wrong.
It’s all so sad even though we’re better off,
And just for one second I’m going soft.
The marriage is over but a memory’s still there.
All this pain’s made it so I just don’t care.
But sometimes at night it all makes me cry,
I wish this had worked out but we must say goodbye.
Just for that moment I won’t assign blame,
I’ll just look back at what was and give it a name:
Bittersweet.
Our love was bittersweet.
I loved you, I lost you, I’m leaving you now.
Just for a moment don’t ask why or how.
Just for a moment let’s not assign blame,
Just look back at our love and give it a name:
Bittersweet,
Our love was bittersweet.

Bittersweet

DeirdreH

Raritan, United States

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