Lynda Remus
Reed City, MI USA

Burns

You can take the pieces of my shattered soul
Grind them down ‘til they’re dust in the wind
But you should know
You should know
I’ll be back again
{You won’t break me}
Why do I give it all?
Should I keep some for myself?
If I didn’t give my love to you,
would it go to someone else?
I can’t live like you,
Hiding my love away
And living like that, you’re not happy
No matter what you say
I know what true love is,
But people say I’m wrong
True love doesn’t need to be returned
Or wanted, to belong
I get hurt, beaten, battered
Find myself sore and bruised
I’ve been laughed at, spat on,
And used; I’ve been abused.
Still, I give it all away
(Give it all away)
And maybe I’ll get it back someday
(Someday)
Don’t tell me that I’m foolish
I’ve heard it all before
Don’t try and tell me not to love you,
Not to love you anymore
Go on and tell me that you’re sorry
Let me see the tears
Sorry you don’t love me
Even after all these years
Let me have it, tell it straight
I’m a big girl, I won’t break
Don’t try and give my love back to me
It’s yours to do with as you will
Go ahead, move on
Move on and feel no guilt
I harbor no illusions that love
Will cause no pain
I’ve been hurt by love before,
No doubt I will again
Pain will neither hinder my love,
Nor change the way I live
I will never stop feeling,
I’ll always have love to give
And I will give that love to whom I wish
No regard to wrong or right
Though some say that love will break me,
Love will eat me up alive.
Others may hide their love away,
Hide their hearts and keep them safe
When everybody hides their love,
The world’s a cold dark place.
Some people say I’m foolish
They think I’ll never learn
It’s true, I will never shade the light
Of my love, no matter how it burns
Saturday, April 14, 2007
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