Why Can’t It? – Written March 1995 (Aged 20)

Why Can’t It?

i do not know how you want to live
i have not got a lot of material things
but i have a lot of emotion to give
today was a strange day,
we were as close as can be
but further apart than before
i was losing my head
just as much as you were losing yours
opening those creaky rusty doors
i just wanted to hold you tight
and be feeling just right
but i knew, like you, that it wasn’t
we had too much to drink
you did not want me to leave
i did want to stay
why can’t we just live like a dream
why can’t it always be that way
why can’t it?

James Garratt – March 1995

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