It was September,
The nights were drawing in,
There was a chill in the air, tears in my eyes
…Your body felt cold beside me.
I didn’t know what to say to you
You glanced at me with those lover’s eyes
And I was afraid to search too deeply
I was afraid to look too closely
I knew you could break me
You knew you’d destroy me
I was convinced of your answer
But didn’t want to hear.
Words caught in my mouth,
I choked on the truth
I couldn’t bear to tell you
That I couldn’t stand to lose you.
I sat beside you, close enough to touch
But you were a thousand miles away.