I am usually so slow to love
A bit unobservant
But with him I loved him from the first time I met him.
He threw away a piece of paper and I retrieved it and kept it.
He was on my mind and somehow I didn't notice other things.
I knew he belonged to another and I hated the idea of being the third person
But I longed for him in every dream.
I kept checking my horoscope, even the tarot,
Anyone who has been in love will understand
All the signs told me to beware, to keep away
But I couldn't keep away,
Couldn't control my restless heart.
Just one afternoon, that's all it was,
That's all we shared,
That's all he could spare me
And every second of that afterrnoon lives on in my mind.
All the things we said,
Sometimes the living haunt us
More than the dead.
He's out there somewhere now, living his life,
Still alive but lost to me,
Unrequited love like this is like grief,
Has the same chill.
I just hope my heart will heal
And feel the sun again.