“This Lovesong Isn’t Mine”

 

I was recently commissioned to write a lovesong. No other stipulations or requirements: just a lovesong. So I did: 

 

Verse 1

 

Those crystal eyes.

Up close, they have sky-wide span.

So I’m under azure skies,

Swearing I’m the only man

Who thinks perfectly of you.

And I’m sure he thinks so too.

 

Chorus

 

Because this lovesong isn’t mine.

It’s about the happy couple.

You and he, so perfectly, entwined.

 

This lovesong isn’t mine.

It’s dedicated to the double

Lovers, and this lovesong, just ain’t mine.

 

 

Verse2

 

That loving smile.

Up close, it must taste ruby-red.

But from the camera zoom of the waiting room

It’s pretty hard to tell,

Ready to sing for your first dance,

Just an act you hired for the wedding band,

 

Chorus

 

And this lovesong isn’t mine.

It’s about the happy couple.

You and he, now legally entwined.

 

This lovesong isn’t mine.

I wrote it for you, on a crumpled

Invite for a night that isn’t mine.

 

Bridge

 

I’ll wish you every best tomorrow,

And while the old bells ring the new,

Someone borrowed someone’s sorrow,

And someone sings the blues.

 

 

Chorus

 

And this lovesong isn’t mine.

It’s yours, so take it for my troubles,

You and he deserve to be so fine.

 

But this lovesong isn’t mine,

So take it off my hands, and wear it

Like the gold band on the hand that can’t be mine.

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