Old lover, It's been years Since I've last seen your face Covered with tears And a frown As we began to part ways, I heard you softly whisper "Darling, I'll always love you." I turned and replied With a heavy sigh "I loved you but your love was Just a game of lies. You said your heart beated for me, Like mine only did for you, But your heart had actually Always beated for two. So don't you dare Blame this on me, When the fault is all on you."
You stood there quiet, Then walked away Right there I knew And without a word I turned and left Without looking back at you.
Old lover, It's been years Since I last saw your face I start to think As I light my cigarette Under the old willow tree Where we used to always be. And as I traced my fingertips Over the carved heart Where you imprinted our names That one hot summer day, I think to myself, How stubborn are these scars when they don't fade away, And how stubborn is a heart When it continues to break.
As I stood up to leave I turned to face the old willow tree Remembering all our old memories If you were only here too see. I reached for my lighter And stared into the flame And looked at the old willow As I set it ablaze Burning the last bridge To those memories we once made
I watched it burn Feeling my heart Fill with relief Of finally letting go A long dead memory.