Other People's Hearts

the first time i felt it was a shock, it was a joy
i froze and i melted like a man into a boy
bouncing block to block, swinging rope to rope
i finally caught her eye, but her mouth, it dashed all my hope
it said "nope nope nope"

and as i came tumbling down like a house of cards
i was thinking "i always thought this only happened
to other people's hearts"

but time it can be kind when it's not busy being cruel
and i can play the prince when i'm not busy as the fool
and you, who knew? the priestess of repair
my favorite acrobat up there blowing kisses in the air
do we dare

and we gazed into each other like long neglected works of art
each thinking "i always thought this only happened
to other people's hearts"

and if anybody's listening when i draw my final breath
as flesh turns to memory as life turns to death
some words may fall from me, a prayer or a rhyme
might ask for the past or i might ask for the time

but as the pump slows down and the beats move farther apart
i'll be thinking "i always thought this only happened
to other people's hearts"

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