I Did Not Know You Cared – Written Between February and June 1995 (Aged 20)

I did Not Know You Cared

i did not know you cared
i never looked,
out of the corner of my eye
to see you watching over me
i was always on an astral trip
in a level based reality
the people closest can surprise
sometimes it is the people –
who seem the furthest
and i know –
that i really do not want you to go
i have been running too long
probably since my sun first shone
upon the grateful downs
since the birth of my civilisation
but i need to clear my head
and change myself just a little
i do not want to be on my own
not if it involves all this depression
i do not know whether to look up or down
i did not know you cared
it is time to stay around
and have a little think
share out thoughts and have a drink
i see them now, all around me
i see you waiting there
i did not know that you cared




James Garratt – February to June 1995


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