Every dream I ever had starts like that. I'm glad you never took me back. I can't move. It ends too soon.
The noise stars make when they fall. You close your fists and withdraw. Came back to see if he'd call. Came back for nothing at all. What's good with oceans away. What's good with memories stay. What's good with friendships that fade. Tonight I'm taking his place. Sleep tight, he's no friend of mine. Please wipe those tears from your eyes. I'd put my neck on the line. I'd fight just to buy you some time.
My favorite regret to dwell on? My suitcase wasn't packed. Right around when you left for Boston. Before your uncle's second heart attack. That's when I said, "Please listen. Please take my legs for walking on. My forearms will not bend." Then the voice of a common acquaintance on the phone cut through my confidence: "I'm so, so sorry that you had to find out this way..."
Don't make me change my number. Don't make me change my tune. Just keep my favorite sweater. Don't count the months until June. Although when summer comes, I'm coming back, it's true. Although when summer comes, I'm coming back, but not for you.