I decided you would make me mean


And probably contentious too

If I let my heart be seen

to look like it wanted you


You’d probably make me feel foolish

The moment I started to speak

Silly and completely clueless

Convinced the future was bleak


I’m sure that when you smiled

Not shy but amused inside

That I could never be reconciled

To what that smile implied


So I decided you would hurt me bad

If I tried to show I cared

Better to be alone and sad

And my love left undeclared