That’s What I Did

She could never let go of me…,he said…nursing a beer…,no matter how I tried just couldn’t shake her…clung to me…like some puppy with its mom…everytime I turned ’round she’d be there…waitin’ to see what I was gonna do next…,he leaned forward on the bar…looked up at the baseball game…Tigers ahead 3-2…

And I just got tired of it…,his friend listened…,just got tired if her bein’ ’round…,they both nodded their heads…,wanted to take off in some kinda spaceship…head to the moon…or…I don’t know…maybe Mars…,he pushed dollar bills across the bar…,it’s the strangest thing…one minute you love someone and then you don’t…human nature I guess…,picked up an empty box of Marlboros and tossed them down…started counting quarters in his pocket…

I know this…once you leave there’s no turnin’ back…pride won’t letcha…you get this feelin’ in your bones that it’s the right thing to do…so…you leave her…leave her for good…don’t even tell her you’re takin’ off…just one day be gone…no traces…no forwarding address…gone…

That what you did…

That’s what I did…

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