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Long ago in someone else's lifetime
Someone with my name who looked a lot like me
Came to know a girl and made a promise
She only had to say and that's where she would be

Lately although the feelings run just as deep
The promise she made has grown impossible to keep
And yet I wish it wasn't so
Will she miss me if I go?

In a way it's someone else's story
I don't see myself as taking part at all
Yesterday the boy that I grew up with
Finally could see the writing on the wall

Sadly he realized he'd left him behind
And sadder than that he knew she wouldn't even mind
And though there's nothing left to say
Would she listen if I stay?

It's all very well to say, “You fool it's now or never”
I could be choosing no choices whatsoever

I could be in someone else's story
Someone else's life and she could be in mine
I don't see a reason to be lonely
I should take my chances further down the line

And if that boy I knew should ask my advice
Oh, I wouldn't hesitate he needn't ask me twice
“Go now”, I'd tell her that for free
The problem is that the boy is me
The story is the boy is me



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