It Was Something

from by Paul Melancon

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She sends the quotes out to the papers
She makes herself up for the shows
Not for the first time she refuses to give
there's just some things she’d rather keep for her own

He takes a call and tells his story again
He shrugs and rises to go
It’s so important the illusion be kept
that it was something worth troubling out to know

Some things are good when they’re left alone
Some things you shouldn’t bring back home
But it’s too late now

Like thirty years inside a pinhole
their perfect hands kept perfect time
and all of those who were witness to love
would’ve said that the feeling seemed real enough

But time moves slower in the real world
and things get stranger once the cameras shut off
and though they struggle it’s apparent they’re wrong
It turns out it was nothing after all

He tried his best to infuse it with heart
She tried hard not to confuse it with love
But in the end after all it's just
good bye, so long

He calls tonight to say he’s sorry
She reassures that it’s okay
They’d both agree that it was something
and at least for those five months they had something in common

Some things are good when they’re left alone
Some things you shouldn’t bring back home
And in the end after all, it’s just
good bye, so long
and it's good bye, so long
and it's good bye, so long

(©2000 UbikMusik, BMI)

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from Slumberland, released March 28, 2000

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