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No Cigar

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You looked me in the eye and pulled a smile
And from your mouth a tide of praises poured
It amounts to a betrayal when I was frightened to find
That you were the one that I called

I exercised the utmost restraint but still I faced the charges
I did not heed the warnings but still that leaves this question unanswered The benefit of my doubt, by this point, has long been outlasted
So please remember it's not just what we say but what we do

So darling tell me, what was I?
A seed to be sown and uprooted in time?
Oh what was I?
An exit to take if you got scared down the line?
Oh what was I?
I'd be good to you I swear

Well at first I could not call it your fault
But something tells me you just did not care to know
Not to stand and classify your heartfelt testimony false
But I struggle now to see what else the evidence might show
So please remember it's not what we want but what we've had

So darling tell, me what was I?
A trinket you keep in that purse by your side?
Oh what was I?
An option to bear in the back of your mind?
Oh what was I?

So is close really better than nothing?
God up above only knows
Would it really just be a matter of years?
You took all I had to give except those
So please remember it's not just what we've seen but what we've known

So darling tell me, what was I?
An animal bound and then drained of all fight?
Oh what was I?
Some drinks on the house and a bed for the night?
Oh what was I?
A fruit freshly picked to be eaten when ripe?
What was I?
A taxi to your plane and a tearful goodbye?
So what was I? What was I?
All I know is, to you, I was nothing compared with the glint in his eye
So what was I?
I'd be good to you I swear

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from Duologues, released June 18, 2015

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