What I Do Second Best

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Someone once asked me, why I always write

 

I said, Why does the moon come out every night?

 

That's how she breathes, she doesn't know how to cry

 

How lonely she'd be between the stars without her sky

 

And she only shines brighter with the craters on her chest

 

So when my heart is aching, I do what I do second best

 

Well why not first, why settle for less?

 

Because you can't say "I miss you" by the way that you dress

 

A new pair of shoes can't ask "Why'd you leave?"

 

You can't literally wear your heart on your sleeve

 

Sometimes I take the tears right out of my eye

 

And put them into song, but I can only sing so high

 

But with words there is not limit, no staying in time

 

No rules, no price tag, you don't even have to rhyme

 

So if I can't have a fairy tale, the ink and paper can

 

And I'll live happily ever after, with a pen in my hand

 

 

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