You Don’t Love Me – January 2016

In 2014 I wrote a song a week and posted them on Youtube in demo form, called 52 Fridays.  In 2015 I wrote two books.  I missed writing the songs.  I’m not crazy enough to contemplate another year of a song a week, but I figured that I might manage one a month, with perhaps the odd extra here and there.  So this is the first….  I decided they are all going to be, in the widest possible sense, love songs.  This is a love song, although it sounds like it’s the end of love – by the end maybe it’s not.

 

You Don’t Love Me

 

You don’t love me, not like I need

So I must leave, simple really

But I don’t go, always loath

To break what is almost not broke

But I know you can’t, you don’t

Love me, not like I need

 

You can be too pretty

You can be too slow

I could full a book

With the things I don’t know

I used to take my life to the street

Now these four walls are the friends we meet

 

You don’t love me, not like I need

So I must leave, simple really

But I don’t go, always loath

To break what is almost not broke

But I know you can’t, you don’t

Love me, not like I need

 

 

 

 

You can be too cautious

You can fail to grow

You like to sing a love song

But you always sing solo

I still believe in a happy ending

But I started to doubt everything about the beginning

 

Do I have the strength for more?

More of the same

But do I have the strength to end

This subtle gentle pain?

 

You don’t love me, not like I need

Reason not the need and believe

If I don’t go it’s cos I know

Almost is almost

But I know you can’t, you don’t

Love me, not like I need