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4). Listening

Updated: Feb 15


 
VERSE ONE

We’ve never agreed

We’re both too conceited to

Ever concede

To being defeated

I know that you cheated

I know that your DM’s can be deleted

Now you’ve retreated

You found what you needed

I send you a text and you never read it

Won’t throw me a-bone,

Again on your-phone

Like we live-alone

A couple-ah strangers

Sharin’ a-home

Unfair an’ unvarying

You compare me ‘n a disciplinarian

You got too much baggage

Don’t ask me to carry ‘em

We are two-souls

Who share an aquarium

I thought that I told you

You don't got a shot

I won’t buy the cow and

I won’t tie the knot,

I don't wanna beef,

So I go vegetarian,

Don’t take a thief,

To be a barbarian

Won’t never be ready

To be a pair again,

This will not-ever end

With us marryin’

Quit checkin’ out cuz

This ain't a Library

The only “marryin’” (Merriam)

For me is the-Dictionary!

There you go daring,

Me to abuse you

I call a truce

And you say

“Screw you!

Fine! Move your caboose,

I gotta get past you

Before my bad-side gets loose

 
HOOK

So I was speaking, all freaking evening

You didn’t hear a damn thing today

You were daydreaming,

And missed the meaning

You don’t hear a damn thing I say

You stare unblinking,

What if I’m screaming?

You’re not listening anyway


 
VERSE 2

You don’t wanna hear,

What I wanna say

That is a game

That two can play

Call me a crook

You’re such a cliché

You left me shook

Like poppin’ Champaign

I don’t wanna listen,

Whatever you say,

The butt of it all,

Cuz I’m an ash-tray

You had my attention,

What a damn shame,

Lovin’ the tension,

Go smear a campaign

My feelings for you

Have been overridden

You put me on mute

It can’t be forgiven

And you want a ribbon

For all of your fiction

Make me the villain

You be the victim

Well what a new and

Novel depiction,

Hang on the cross,

Your own crucifiction

I’m gonna walk,

Like an Egyptian

Turn a new leaf,

Then the ignition

Man I’m goinbananas,

I’m reeling

I’m bout to split,

You’re not that appealing

I’m switching up the

Story an’ feeling

Been moving up

My floor is your ceiling

You’ve got to be kiddin

These sides you keep flippin

You draw the lines, I get to trippin

Important to listen

But your track is skippin

You are not Jordan,

And I am nobody’s Pippen


 
HOOK

So I was speaking, all freaking evening

You didn’t hear a damn thing today

You were daydreaming,

And missed the meaning

You don’t hear a damn thing I say

You stare unblinking,

What if I’m screaming?

You’re not listening anyway


 

© Erin Emily Wheeler, 2022.

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