Well, what now, fool? so, where do you go from here?
Lost on the way to where? Don't know, path's unclear
You had to know it'd happen, you've sure been here before.
You can't pass thru the portal unless you've opened the door
Can't just ease into love, take it slow and protect your heart
Can't hold back a part of you, to lean on when the pain starts
Can't you learn to hold back a bit of yourself, and still keep it real
To put your faith in your good judgement, not "how good it feels"?
Brace yourself for the heartache, when she drops you flat on your face
Cause she's only playing with your love, you're a "rest-stop" in her race
When she's done with you she'll be gone, there you'll sit alone and lost
You gotta learn to protect your heart, keep it safe whatever the cost
You love the girl, and you want her, and your reasons are pure and true
That's good, my friend, but it means nothing if the lady doesn't want you
"Put it all on the line" and "risk it all", is fine when you are young and strong
But to put at risk, your heart, mind and soul right now can only be wrong
It takes so long for a tender heart to heal, and the pain will cut to the bone
It can shatter your world, squash your spirit, You're safer just staying alone
The lonliness that now drives you, and the empty longing for love that you hate
Could put your life in a tailspin send you whirling, right through hells front gate
Be careful, songman, go slowly, take care of your heart and watch what you do
The terrible longing for love can cut like a knife, but losing a love does too...
Ed Lane; c2005/Fat Cat Productions/Starvation Studios