Funny How a Song You Suggested Summed Up Our Entire Friendship…

Once upon a midnight, dearie,
I woke with something in my head.
I couldn’t escape the memory
of a phone call and of what you said.
Like a game show contestant with a parting gift
I could not believe my eyes,
when I saw through the voice of a trusted friend
who needs to humor me and tell me lies.
Yeah, humor me and tell me lies.
And I’ll lie too and say I don’t mind,
and as we seek so shall we find,
and when you’re feeling open I’ll still be here.
But not without a certain degree of fear
of what will be with you and me.
I still can see things hopefully.
But you,
why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
when all it does is slow me down?
And shake me and my confidence
about a great many things.
But I’ve been there I can see it cower
like a nervous magician waiting in the wings,
of a bad play where the heroes are right
and nobody thinks or expects too much.
And Hollywood’s calling for the movie rights,
singing hey babe let’s keep in touch,
hey baby, let’s keep in touch.
But I want more than a touch I want you to reach me
and show me all the things no one else can see.
So what you feel becomes mine, as well.
And soon if we’re lucky we’d be unable to tell
What’s yours and mine the fishing’s fine
and it doesn’t have to rhyme so don’t you feed me a line.
But you,
why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
when all it does is slow me down?
Tra la la la la bombardier this is the pilot speaking
and I’ve got some news for you.
It seems my ship still stands no matter what you drop
and there ain’t a whole lot that you can do.
Oh sure, the banner may be torn and the wind’s gotten colder–
perhaps I’ve grown a little cynical.
But I know no matter what the waitress brings,
I shall drink in and always be full.
Yea, I will drink in and always be full.
Oh, I like coffee
and I like tea.
I’d like to be able to enter a final plea.
I still got this dream that you just can’t shake.
I love you to the point you can no longer take.
Well, all right, okay,
so be that way.
I hope and pray
that there’s something left to say.
But you,
why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
when all it does is slow me down?
But you,
Why you wanna give me a run-around?
Is it a sure-fire way to speed things up
when all it does is slow me down?

                                                                        ~ Blues Traveler

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