Go West

Oh no malice does exist
in these words I am now writing
Although one might catch the faintest glance at sorrow
I’m but trying hard to grasp
all these fragments
as they’re passing
Piece the puzzle now
before the trail grows cold

And I’m not asking for the answers in mathematical equations
to be coldly and calculated
by unbiased hands
For in truth I am so stricken
And I care only for evidence
Which proves
I am the better broken half
Oh when I am but the bitter
better half

And my callous speculations
They leave no room
for calm or reason
I have placed myself
on altars that are hollow
So adept at finding weakness
I smell fear and close my fists
Unaware the stench I’m smelling
is my own
So yeah, you left me and I’m bitter
And my pride is shocked and raw
For I believed I would
be changing roads no more
I know that life is full of dead ends
But I saw us as a highway
Ever stretching on from coast
to golden coast
Oh, but now instead I’m singin’

Go west, Emily
Grab your boots and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
Yeah you know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect
these eyes of mine
to watch you leave

So with no malice I’ll begin just once more to tell our story
Though the ending
I may never hope to know
You were a sweet and sound companion
Though our paths led us apart
And I may never sleep so soundly
as I did while in your arms
Now all I ask is you remember
who you loved and who you lost
Please don’t bury me in silence
Or blackest shroud of thought
Don’t pretend that what we had
was any less than what it was
For I will not soon be forgetting
the reasons why
we fought so hard to make it work

But go west, Emily
Grab your boots and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
You know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect
these eyes of mine
to watch you
Go west, Emily
Grab your boots
and find yourself somewhere
I’ll find another lover in the east
I said go west, Emily
You know you’ve got my blessing
But you can’t expect
these eyes of mine
to watch you leave

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