Once I had a sweetheart; she kinda looked like Joan Fontaine
She made mediocre art but had a fascinating brain
She asked me how I felt about monogamy
I didn't understand what she was telling me
No

Well, you can come up short
And never know
Another debt I'm gonna owe

Well, I missed it, I missed it, I missed it
I got so close I could have kissed it
But then I missed it, I missed it, resisted
Now those days are gone

Once I held my own set of keys to the senior executive suite, with
My very own secretary taking my calls and telling me who I was scheduled to meet with
They asked me what I thought about advancement
I wasn't sure what "We have other plans" meant

Well, you can lose your place
And never know
Another chance I'm gonna blow

So I missed it, I missed it, I missed it
I got so close I could have kissed it
But then I missed it, I missed it, resisted
Now those days are gone

You can halve the distance all you like
And still not ever touch it
You can split the difference all your life
It hurts, it hurts so much, it...

Once I entertained the notion I could skate along on charm
Count on my wit and my looks alone to keep me safe from harm
You asked me how it felt to be a dilettante
(What?)
I knew that you knew the answer
But you didn't wanna hear it
No, you didn't wanna hear it

Well, you can blow your shot
And never know
Another game I'm gonna throw

So I missed it, I missed it, I missed it
I got so close I could have kissed it
But then I missed it, I missed it
I pissed it all away

I missed it, I missed it, I missed it
You all said no, but I insisted!
That's how I missed it, I missed it, I missed it
Now those days are gone


Lyrics submitted by Eamon

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    General CommentAnother debt I'm gonna owe / Well...

    Sean's intonation in this part suggests a double meaning of "Oh, well" -- as though he's trying to shrug off the missed opportunity.

    Sean Nelson has to be one of the cleverest motherfuckers on the planet.
    Eamonon September 19, 2007   Link

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