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Met my old lover in the
grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stole behind her in the
frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve
She didn't recognize the
face at first
But then her eyes flew
open wide
She went to hug me and she
spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried.
We took her groceries to the
checkout stand
The food was totalled up and
We stood there lost in our
As the conversation dragged.
We went to have ourselves
a drink or two
But couldn't find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at
the liquor store
And we drank it in her car.
We drank a toast to
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond
the emptiness
But neither one knew how.
She said she'd married her
an architect
Who kept her warm and safe
and dry
She would have liked to say she
loved the man
But she didn't like to lie.
I said the years had been a
friend to her
And that her eyes were still
as blue
But in those eyes I wasn't
sure if I saw
Doubt or gratitude.
She said she saw me in the
record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was
But the traveling was hell.
We drank a toast to
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond
the emptiness
But neither one knew how.
We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence
Another 'auld lang syne'...
The beer was empty and our
tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away.
Just for a moment I was
back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make
my way back home
The snow turned into rain --

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    mrbungleDec 17, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    No, stinkydog, time does not always drive a wedge between you. Whether one views it as fate or chance, there are people who rediscover each other later in life. Some people are blessed enough to experience this miracle. I call it a miracle because of the unlikely combination of circumstance necessary for this to happen.
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    UnregisteredDec 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm
    I just met my old lover on the internet. I looked and looked for years then i saw her for the first time this christmas eve and we burst into tears. We plan on getting married soon. We knew each back in high school and both fell in love, but war and peace had changed our life's.
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 8:28 am
    A very beautiful remanacence from my youth,when i lost my virginity to a willing partner.although i was very excited i immediately knew i had made a mistake and made love in vain. Now she is just a faceless nobody in my memory whom i lost contact with, i threw a gift to a stranger,that should have went to someone i had loved very much.
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    devotedChristianOct 27, 2009 at 12:33 am
    They met up at the right place but the wrong time. I hope she got divorced and these two love birds got back together. Isn't that what we all wish for these two people in the song?

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