I was sweeping around in the kitchen one morning
Got back behind the old cabinet door
Broken blue fragments of some ancient battle
Came rattling across the old floor

It brought back the night when we stood in that kitchen
Me in my armor and you in your rage
How you shattered that bowl in frustration and anger
I still remember your words to this day

Hiding your heart is a fool's game to play
So is gathering love just to lock it away
What you have in your heart wasn't put there to stay
It's not love til you give it away

So I dug through the drawer just to find your new address
A faded old letter fell into my hands
Written when we were still living together
I sat down to read it again

You said it was time we were making some changes
That I was too distant and closed off and tight
And how living with me was like living alone
And now looking back on it I know you were right

Hiding your heart is a fool's game to play
So is gathering love just to lock it away
What you have in your heart wasn't put there to stay
It's not love til you give it away

Loving was something I never quite trusted
I learned at an early age
Every time that I started to give myself over
That's when it was taken away

So here I am holding the broom in the kitchen
Surveying the damage and facing the day
And I'll always reflect on the love I've resisted
But I'll never regret what I've learned on the way

Hiding your heart is a fool's game to play
So is gathering love just to lock it away
What you have in your heart wasn't put there to stay
It's not love til you give it away


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