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Love in the Early Years and ON

I wrote this sometime back in high school and my roommate and I were talking about how her sister writes poetry today.  It reminded me that I wrote a song once.  I thought it was on this site, but then I looked and realized that I've pretty much only posted one thing on this site before.  Might as well post this one too! 
Originally featured here: http://www.freewebs.com/iweargreeneyeliner/apps/blog/


I got my heart broken one Saturday evening.

The girl was my one true love at age thirteen.

She found me sitting on the porch of my grandpa's cabin.

Her eyes all squinty, looking in to the sun.

She says, "Daddy got a new job off in some other state."

speechless, broken, then I looked up at her face

her eyes, her bluish green eyes, were spilling out tears

"We're gonna make it somehow"

Love is the thing

that keeps us together

Love is the thing

that drags us away

It'll all work out in the end.

Like they say - Everything happens for a reason

At age fifteen I met a really great girl.

I was a new kid and we both worked at the same store.

She brought me to the county fair

We rode on all the rides, ate lots of hot dogs

then we took off for a bike ride 'round town.

She was pretty, and I was hooked.

Her long blond hair, blowing in the wind.

Love is the thing

that keeps us together

Love is the thing

that drags us away

It'll all work out in the end.

this time with me and her best friend.

I was sitting on my car hood.

I was a seventeen-year-old boy, just watching the sunset.

I see this girl, and her ol' boyfriend.

She's leaning into him, holding him close.

He pushes her back, he's talking on the phone.

I see that hurt look in her eyes, and pat the spot beside me.

Now the scared look in her brown eyes, it tells me that she's being abused

"Look here pal, you've got no right

to be treating this lady the way you do"

The look he gives her, it strikes fear in her heart

"No, Jack, I haven't told anyone!"

I started explaining, I'd seen them here before

He walked away - bloody nose, black eyes

the girl was with me, and my near broken arm

Love is the thing

that keeps us together

Love is the thing

that drags us away

It'll all work out in the end.

jail time for her ol' boyfriend.

Age nineteen, I've had plenty of loves

but my new girl, is the best of them all

she's got dark red hair, pretty blue eyes

but the thing that gets me though, is her mind

straight A girl, always speaks her mind

she's had a few heartbreaks, but so have I

and she reminds me of my first love, at age thirteen.

We're planning our wedding, soon as we're out of school. 

We both want three kids, and a Labrador too.

Love is the thing

that keeps us together

Love is the thing

that drags us away

It'll all work out in the end.

I know we'll stay together, till the end.