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You Had To Be There

from Private Lives by Adam Baratz



Sure enough
Took the call
Had to see what it was
That was all

You're the same
Still a brat
Tried a joke
Never mind
Came off flat

You'd always laugh
Just for the sound
It was like you were grateful for what you found
No, it didn't take much
When you longed for my touch

Every word
Peels and flakes
Blowing past
Every point
You would make

I could cough
Force a yawn
You don't care
You just go on and on

Is it so hard?
What's left to break?
Is it wrong to admit even one mistake?
You can push it away
But the memories stay

Who'd have thought
We'd be here
Catching up
Kicking back
Being clear

But it's late
I should go
Got to work
This was fun
Oh, you know

I took it all
Fights weren't a fuss
It was great when I only believed in us
How were we once a pair?
Was I lost in the glare?
Oh, I guess you had to be there


from Private Lives, released December 4, 2020


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