I have gone to town on you and you have Let It Be
I will not hold to love's old dream that I no longer need
So you don't get me wrong I said so long
Gone on to greener grass
I kissed our lazy life goodbye
And I'm so good to go that I think I'm about to cry

Back in the early days
Just your pretty face
Had me believe in God
Ten thousand nights ago
What I didn't know
Your face is not enough

I am giving up the ghost and walking in my sleep
The thing that we both feared the most is what has come to be
Just so you heard me right I said goodnight
I might be gone some time
You know I might be gone for good
If someone else says take my hand I kind of think you should

Back in the early days...

I've been sent to save myself
By climbing back upon the shelf
I will not be the wallflower
That blossoms at your finest hour

I have gone to bed tonight
I can sleep alone
I won't be calling out your name
It has really gone "Are you happy now?"

Just so you've got this straight
It's way too late for this to be not broken in some fundamental way
And when they ask me what went wrong this is what I will say

Back in the early days...

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Your Face Is Not Enough song meanings
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    My InterpretationSeems to me that there's a bit of self-talk here, trying to reduce the pain by convincing himself that the 30-year relationship was only superficial.

    How many men have felt this: "Back in the early days/Just your pretty face/Had me believe in a God"
    Gondringon December 02, 2009   Link

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