The Long Goodbye

If I'd only known you'd take so long to leave
You can bet I would have fought on longer
I would have said more, I would have put it stronger

     In the coffee shop I'm hearing you laugh still
     In that awful western we adored together
     The hero still rides slowly up to tether
     His wonder horse one-handed as if looks could kill

If I'd only known then quite what to believe
Believe me, I'd have hit the panic button
That I'd have done that, that much you can bet on

     Where we walked together we go walking yet
     Those L-plate cygnets haven't yet decided
     To glide on in the way their mother glided
     It looks dodgy as it did the day we met

If I'd only known your voice would still be here
You may be certain I'd have never ever
Let you pack and walk away from me forever

     My dreams are the Novocaine that doesn't take
     On the day bed where you lay down beside me
     I still lay down to sleep and woe betide me
     If I ever think of you as I lie there awake

If I'd only known if I'd had some way of knowing
If I'd known the thought of you would go on growing
There'd have been no question of you ever going

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