Keepin’ Secrets

I used to not tell you what I spent money on
I used to pay only with cash from the bank
I used to see how far I could take it
And gamble with your trust until it sank

I’m in this truck parked by the courthouse
I see you dressed in brand new clothes
I knew you didn’t have it in you
To accept the behavior you think I chose

Chorus:
You saw a different me that emerged
When we got out of our honeymoon phase
And then you realized for yourself
You wanted better nights and days
I knew I wanted to move on from you
You knew you wanted to leave me too
We were too busy avoiding the truth
Keepin’ secrets was all we learned to do
It wasn’t a problem we were meant to solve
I know it’s right for our marriage to dissolve

We thought we had it all together back then
We didn’t want to end up unhappily divorced
Cause we both came from broken homes
So we tried to set sail on another course

We wanted to be there for each other
And stay honest with with how we felt
We’d accept each other warts and all
Our hearts grew hard, instead of melt

Bridge:
And I see all the damage I did on my end
I’ve lost you for good, my lover & friend

You saw a different me that emerged
When we got out of our honeymoon phase
And then you realized for yourself
You wanted better nights and days
I knew I wanted to move on from you
You knew you wanted to leave me too
And too busy avoiding what we could be
Keepin’ secrets was all we learned to do
It wasn’t a problem we were meant to solve
I know it’s right for our marriage to dissolve

Tag:
It’s how aware humans grow, change and evolve
That’s why I know our marriage had to dissolve

January 24, 2021

Published by Matthew Kenneth Gray

American Songwriter

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