don't wait for me


Written: 1998
Released: 2003 on the compilation '9x2'



I got your note today
The flowers on the edge
Reminded me of you the poppies
So fragile in the breeze
Beyond a country hedge
And far away September sighing

Don't wait for me
Don't wait
Though you know I love you
Don't wait for me
You know you're much too young
To waste your life on this

I got your note today
The simple words you write
Come tumbling like a shower of angels
You set my heart alight
With you I live again
But I'm so old and you so pretty

Don't wait for me
Don't wait
Though you know I love you
Don't wait for me
You know you're much too young
To waste your life on this
Just walk away
Don't say my name
Don't ask me why
Or who's to blame
And you will soon
Forget my face
Another soon
Will take it's place
Don't wait to turn
Around one day
To find me here
Too old and grey
My darling

Don't wait for me
Don't wait
Though you know I'll always love you
Don't wait for me
You know you're much too young
To waste your life on this

I got your note today
I'm writing back to say
It's over though these foolish dreams remain
I'll fold my letter up
Into the envelope
And in the morning
I'll tear it up again

© Philip Jeays 1998
Philip Jeays © Sean K

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