Rushing down the stairs, I stood there slowing my pace
A glimpse of your face, with the breeze decorating your hair
I see that you are already looking at me, managing a smile.
Though it took a while, you eventually smiled,
With your arms folded standing there across the wall,
You are looking down, blushing! My beautiful doll.
Are you shy? I can’t believe what I am seeing,
I have craved for this moment. Am I dreaming?
My heart is flying, as I stand in delight.
And I take my first step into your world, take me inside.
As we talk and I see your face illuminate
It’s hard to not look, cause you are so filled with grace
I really love your hair. How do you do it?
Turns out we have so much in common. Yes, I knew it.
We laugh, walk and play every day
Even talk till it’s too late, cause there is always too much to say
The movies, the rides and all the places we go
Doing things we never did ever before
With you, I see myself as a different me.
Feel like a pigeon set out of a cage, I am carefree
These moments, we are living in,
I wish they would stay,
Just you and me,
We were meant to be this way.
Time slips away and we see that our lives have changed
What has time done to you and me that made us persons we never imagined to be
I want you but I need my life back too
So I try to balance, but this situation is too much of a challenge.
Your feelings get hurt, and girl we are failing
These obligations turn into chains, I can’t be bailing
My commitment seems too hard to handle, I am afraid
We should have never happened, a grave mistake!
So, I am back to the present, to where it all began
You are looking down and I run as fast as I can
Right now I am the dumbest guy or the most sensible one
How should I know, I can’t take the risk, so I let you go
I guess it’s better to leave some stones unturned.
Cause the fear of failure makes me discern, it’s better to be cold than getting burned.
This vision I’ve seen brought division
Believe me, I know it seems like a myopic vision
I can feel your eyes seeking my attention
And hear your heart screaming out my name
But I wear this mask of pride and push you away
Trust me, this is not what you want, I’ll be out of your way
Cause neither of us is regular guy
And this feeling is just pain in disguise
Part of me still wants you, deep inside
So I sink those shots in, cause I know I am in your sight
I am a mystery to myself, what is this feeling?
This is the only logical conclusion, that I believe in
Guess this pigeon has to stay, inside this cage
I hope you’ll understand, not now, maybe someday!
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