Year Two, Week Forty-Three: “She’s Not Coming Back”

Lyrics:

He was waiting for her in the hotel lobby
a bead of sweat running down his body
as the hot of the evening faded from red in to black
and the ghost of himself laughed and said she’s not coming back

It was seven years since they’d seen each other
He’d found a wife, she’d become a mother
And the sound of of her voice on the phone nearly caused a heart attack
But that’s as close as he’ll get to her, cause she’s not coming back

Don’t count your blessings before they hatch
Don’t chase a love that you’ll never catch
Don’t be one of those who lets happiness fall through the cracks
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back

There’s a young girl waiting at the bar for a beer
They make small talk about their lousy year
With him and his marriage, and her tours in Iraq
She rolls her eyes at his story, no wonder she’s not coming back

The world’s got problems, yours ain’t a hill of beans
You say it’s love but you don’t know what that means
He throws down his money and goes upstairs to pack
He’s losing his hope, and it’s not coming back

Don’t count your blessings before they hatch
Don’t chase a love that you’ll never catch
Don’t be one of those who lets happiness fall through the cracks
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back

The road was empty and so was his home
He screwed up his courage and picked up the phone
There were tears in her voice, I’m sorry, I guess I lost the knack
That girl you loved is gone, and she’s not coming back

Don’t count your blessings before they hatch
Don’t chase a love that you’ll never catch
Don’t be one of those who lets happiness fall through the cracks
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back
Don’t pretend you didn’t know that she’s not coming back

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