Not The Man


Who was I for you

What does it mean to be the one you want

To get what you desire…the coin ,the splash of pearl

And then the long goodbye

And who knows why?

Here comes the talking

The settling,the recompense ,the frowning

The owning and disowning of

Remembering who we are now


Who are we really?

We make vows and then we change our minds

If you still love me

I wouldn’t know and I don’t care to guess at

What we’ve got left

Here comes the talking

Slamming doors you then have to throw open

For remembering


Saying you’re sure you hem and you haw

Like we were rivals

Running away like we were all afraid of our shadows


I am not the man that you want me to be

I am not the one you want