Regrets of a Gone Girl

He changed his name before he moved there,
So no one would find him in that town
He tried to keep a hidden profile
Found a quick job and settled down

And soon as things got comfortable
All of a sudden, she appeared
Right there on his apartment doorstep
And he asked, “What are you doing here?”

She said,
I forgot to say goodbye
And I’m sorry for the way I treated you
When you’d reach out for my hand
I didn’t grip it back and you knew
Somethin’ wasn’t right
And out went the light
On a romance we thought was true
Oh, I’m sorry that I lied
And I’m ashamed I forgot to say goodbye…

He said come on in, and he asked her
If she’d like a cup of coffee & talk
She accepted and they sat there
Then they went for a little walk

And soon as they turned the corner
He said, I have to admit
When you were lying, I forgave you
It didn’t bother me a bit

When
you forgot to say goodbye
and for the way you treated me
When I reached out for your hand
And you blatantly refused
Somethin’ wasn’t right
And out went the light
On a romance we thought was true
Oh, I didn’t sigh or cry
When I awoke, and you hadn’t said goodbye

He had been on to her
And was prepared for what she’d do
If she were to return to him
It was then when she knew

Something was wrong with
The whole thing and she was screwed
He drew her in by moving on
And he suddenly changed his mood

You didn’t forget to say goodbye
You weren’t sorry for how you treated me
When I reached out for my hand
You didn’t grip it back and I still see
Somethin’ wasn’t right
And out went the light
On a romance you knew was untrue
You weren’t sorry you lied
You intentionally forgot to say goodbye…

He changed his name before he moved there,
So no one would find him in that town
He tried to keep a hidden profile
Found a quick job and settled down

And soon as things got comfortable
All of a sudden, she appeared
Right there on his apartment doorstep
And he asked, “What are you doing here?”

He asked, “What are you doing here?”

December 26, 2020

Lyrics Notes: A tribute to a few types of stories I've liked because of the intrigue and the mystery of the story. I kept it mysterious for that reason but it's up to each listener to put together the puzzle in their own mind of what happens next in the story. It is my job to tell a story but it's your job to interpret it to your liking, I think. I pulled myself out of telling the ending because for once, I want the listener to come up with their own conclusions. I figure that might be more fun for you all because many of you want to be more creative while listening which makes it a participatory song.

Published by Matthew Kenneth Gray

American Songwriter

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