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I should have known from the start this would happen
From the moment we went anywhere
If other women so much as looked at me
You'd be Screaming blue murder. I swear
And yet you say that my leaving doesn't hurt you in the least
But even if that's true
You'll do all in your power to destroy me
If I know you

You never once in the time spent together
Even loved me with half of your heart
Okay you gave me the world and I took it
But I was young then and eager to start
And yet despite you declaring. you understand the way I feel
Now that we are through
You'll do all in your power to destroy me
If I know you

What on earth possesses children to abandon fairytales
Are we simply getting old
Or as parents have we just failed

I never stopped wanting you for a second
In all the time I was with you I swear
But I will not spend my life with a woman
Who thinks that love is a state of affairs
And yet you say you're not bitter, we had one too many years
But even if that's true
You'll do all in your power to destroy me
If I know you

What on earth possesses people
To destroy each others homes
Are we really all as bad
As the TV cameras have Shown

You say how much you respect what I'm doing
You say how high you regard my ideas
And yet for years as I stood in the background
You never once let me up off my knees



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