If You Want To

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you live alone, you always will
because you've looked out of your window and you've had your fill
back on the street, where you grew up
time hasn't changed a world that couldn't ever have enough
i saw you there, tried to catch your eye
you said "i'm in a hurry i'll catch you some other time"
yeah, you were nice, but not to me
well there's a side of some people that i'll never see

you could do anything darling
if you want to
so, why you wanna be alone

you took some time to figure things out
but i still can't find my way i could use some help
back in the town, that made me myself
a mirror that now's always showing someone else
saw you again, over coffee
you said i live alone, but i could use some company

but if it was me i'd i wouldn't make it that long
not long

you could do better darling
if you want to
i know i can't make you
you don't have to
but it still has me wonderin'
like they all do
why you wanna be alone

you live alone, you always have
just a look outside your window is enough to drive you mad
i look at you, and i see pain
and when you're looking right back at me i start to feel the same

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from Georgette and Other Songs, released May 10, 2012

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