Bittersweet

How can we not continue to appreciate the beauty of those shining in the prime of their reproductive years simply because we are somewhat beyond our own. The draw of that is a powerful thing, particularly when things run cool between you and someone you may well have that experience with.  The resonance of it may be all the stronger if that experience of yours was, and who would not wish it so for all of us, extraordinarily full and rich.There are all kinds of reasons, we all know them, why trying to relive that experience is a bad idea and why continuing to love someone with whom you have had that kind of experience is a good one. But a little longing to have it happen again, that’s just being human.  A partner who understands that should be all the more loved for doing so.

Bittersweet

/Em…/Am7…/Em…/Am7…/

You’re so sweet to me….I’m fallin’ hard for you

You’re so sweet to me….I’m fallin’…fallin’

But I’m too old and you’re too young

/Em…/Am7…/B7…/…./

And this is a play that’s too often done

/Em…/Am7…/Em…/Am7…/

But you’re so sweet to me

*

This is an old, old story

Been told so many times before

And I don’t want the part of the heel

Who walks out the door

Much has been taken…and much is still owed

And I won’t tell the love of my life

/B7…/…./A7…/B7

So long…..I’m hitting the road

Its bittersweet

The pleasure…just in seeing you

The sweet ache when you turn away

I stay as far back as I can…from really needing you

I can see this plot on down the road

And its a tragedy

A movie rated B

With me the villain…and you the harridan

Yes this is an old, old story

Been told so many times before

And I don’t want the part of the heel

Who walks out the door

Calling back to his youth

Cryin’ one more time

One more time

There’s a time for young love

And that’s when you’re young

But you’re so sweet to me

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