From the recording Last of the Unrequited


A Facebook-set reunion’s finally led us here
I read your posts but don’t know what to expect
No need to be nervous, but it still feels weird
After all this time to reconnect
You look the same, it’s crazy, Tara, how’d these feelings got let go
‘Cause they’ve all come rushing back to me and I’ve got to hide the flow
So let’s sit and tell our stories as we drink our beer
And I brace myself for that same cause and effect
Still I’m longing for that kiss, and after twenty years I’ll hide it
‘Cause you were the last one, you were the last one
You were the last one of the unrequited
So life pitched you some strikeouts, but your kids are great
And you’ve been much better since your last divorce
I wonder as I watch you, but I hesitate
If I tell the truth I could throw us both off course
Do I carry on living with these feelings overthrown?
‘Cause all the what-ifs in the universe won’t reverse these chances blown
Even if I could win you, well it’s just too late
For anything but victory saddled by remorse
Well truth be told I’m happy now with a love I think could last
But with this sociable technology we can drop in on our past
So Tara yes I looked you up, but I’m not even gonna tell you
That the devil in me tempting fate almost convinced me to compel you
To come to me
But instead I take my quick hug and we say goodbye
With promises to stay in touch, on line
© 2012 Rob Berretta