Been Hurt Before

Standing out here without you

If I’d said it a little bit softer

Would you have stayed

If I’d held you closer

I wouldn’t look like a sucker whose been played

 

Just who did you become

I assumed you understood the rules

How did the girl I originally knew

Hide underneath the false image

The grand illusion continually grew

 

You fooled all my friends

They really believed it was you this time

You showed them the act again

It’s like the lines were from some movie

You forgot that character was alone in the end

 

Been hurt before

Just never like this

My heart is crushed in the alley of your back street

Don’t bother with another excuse

I’m moving toward a life that you won’t bruise

 

My brothers tell me to let you go

You seem to haunt every inch

Inside this mind and my weary body

The hard effort didn’t seem to help as I

Tried to shake your picture from memory

 

People like you make the world run mad

I can’t get away from your influence

Everyone I know now sees your face

Every time they see me downtown

My rep is associated with your disgrace

 

Dark thoughts of how I feel about you

I’ve gotta let them die or else I’ll be through

It’s way past time for this man to move

Out of your way while you disrupt

Another man’s life whose peace you’ll remove

 

Been hurt before

Just never like this

My heart is crushed in the alley of your back street

Don’t bother with another excuse

I’m moving toward a life that you won’t bruise

 

Copyright ©2002 Andrew Jack Rhodes

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