(I Don’t Know Why) I Cared – Written Saturday 3rd December 1994 (Aged 19)

(I Don’t Know Why) I Cared

i don’t know why i cared
i know you was alone
perhaps i was scared
perhaps i did not want –
to be on my own
i used to wait by the phone
waiting to see –
what your voice would bring
and i used to cry
when it did not ring
i don’t know why i cared
i do not even miss you
now i know that you are not there
i see you some tuesday nights
your behaviour seems to reflect you
and seems to give away your age
you’re just stuck in a clown cage
you always there –
just putting yourself down
i do not know why i cared
i must have been scared
as i found you in my home
and i held the dreaded thought
of being alone

James Garratt – Saturday 3rd December 1994

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