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Compare and Contrast

from Compare and Contrast b​/​w By Half by Matt LeMay



Come on, it’s only a matter of time
It’s only gonna matter if I’m the one you’re hiding from
(If you take off and run)
But not while you’re still in your prime!
You’re wanted for more than your crimes!
You don’t even try
But you make me laugh, and it turns me on
Like my hand on your back when it’s been too long

But you told me the things that I loved were a lie
You end every breath with a stamp and a sigh
I want you to give me a shot
And I won’t talk a lot

The last time that you were on my side
I got lost, but oh my god I tried and I tried
I tried not to watch
As affection drained out of your eyes

So step out of your past, now, and into the night
You’re running out of timely thoughts to try on
And you’re not even close!
You can’t get lost if you don’t know where you’re trying to go

But you told me the things that I loved were a lie
You start every sentence with “I’ll tell you why...”
I’ll be your whatever you want
So what do you want?

The last time you had me on the line
I fell off, but now, of course, I’m fine
And you’re fine
You’re finding out fast, you were never so one-of-a-kind

You’re just one step further back now
And you don’t even know
How you fell so far to where you are
Now you’re blinded by the stars you once flew circles around


from Compare and Contrast b​/​w By Half, released March 20, 2012


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