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If you must tell him then tell him gently
Say that he had a clever mind
But add that he was too smart for his own good
That's all there was, that's all there was, that's all there was

If you must tell him then tell him gently
The other one was handsome
But he knew it all too well, that was it
That's all there was, that's all there was, that's all there was

You say you should be rational
You say you should be more true to yourself
But if that's all there is
I know you could be rational
I know you could be more true to yourself
So if that's all there is

There are ways to leave him
I think eight ways to leave your man
There are ways to leave him
But you will not leave your man
Something in his pocket stops you

He would most likely rather know you
As the one who threw up everytime
A boy passed by until she met the one
I know it's hard, I know it's hard, I know it's hard

And don't mention the one you loved by
All of your heart and never got over
So when he lies upon you
Just close your eyes and be quiet
I know it's hard, I know it's hard, I know it's hard
And you tried so hard, you tried so hard, you tried so hard



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