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He Did[n't] Know

You thought you could end us AND have me.
Your shocked face as you drove away
Told the whole story.

You didn’t know.


But veins hold affections
And now they’ve all been slashed.
She is all over the floor.
And she can’t love you anymore.

But you didn’t know.
I know you didn’t.


Well I never wielded a knife against you
and I now I never will.
Just regret and never forget.
Forgive yourself
if you must.
And I’ll repeat
to my carpet dust,

“He didn’t know,
He didn’t know.”


So run away to your distant land
And swear you’ll love me on return.
But I am half way down the river
and never coming back.

You didn’t know
how quickly love slips away.
I know you didn’t.


You told me once to hold on tight,
you’d keep us both afloat.
so I never learned to swim and I never bought a boat
It was before you knew you had lied
So I’ll forgive your empty words.


Neither of us knew
our lazy “I love you”s
Lay dying in a corn field
since the day they were born
on a lake made of glass.

And how easily it shattered!

You didn’t know.
Did you?





Well I f***ing didn’t.



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