Song By A Fool (A Goodbye)

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So I thought you were so great
I guess I thought you were god
I thought you couldn't do wrong
I worshipped the ground you stepped on
You said you'd never make a promise
That you didn't know you'd keep
and I trusted that was true and
I made myself a fool
and
I guess that I was wrong to think that you meant it
when
you said you'd stay with me
no matter what I did
and
I guess I was the one to make a fool of myself
but maybe it would've been nice
if you didn't tell me lies.
So when you left I told you
about that promise that you made.
You looked at me with contempt
and you asked about mine.
All those things I'd said I'd do
had never been done
all my promises were worthless
but you'd only broken one.
and
I guess that I should have expected its coming
when
the day arrived that you
got tired of my crying
and
I guess I was the one to make a fool of myself
but maybe it would've been nice
if you didn't tell me lies.
I know it's true that
I had been disappointing;
and I have no right to be angry
at you for breaking that one promise
when I'd broken all of mine but
I have to say it hurt like hell
when I realized that
it wasn't true when you said you'd forgive me
for the stupid things I'd say and do
when we started out.
Because of you I feel like I'm
the worst partner anyone could have
and I feel like I'm so worthless
because once you said we could be
together again
when
you'd gotten your life
together again
and then later when I hurt you badly
you told me the real reason you stayed away:
I only think about myself
I never think of anyone else
and when someone is hurting
I only think of how it will hurt me.
I don't know if that's true but
when you told me that was why
I realized you really would lie.
I guess I was naive for thinking you'd tell the truth
when
You really never wanted to
be with someone like me
and
I guess I was the one to make a fool of myself
But maybe it would've been nice
if you didn't tell me lies.
Now that I know these things
I don't want to be yours
I don't want to be hurt by you again
because you made me depend on you
you made me believe in you
and even if you didn't do it on purpose
and even if you didn't do it yourself
I know you set me up to make a fool of myself
and I'll be damned if I'll let you
hurt me more with all your lies.