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I see the tension in your hands,
As he walks by, you tighten your grip.
A meaningless glance converts into staring,
You're not even paying attention to me.
He's asking about your day,
That's my job.
What's on your mind?
Are you contemplating him?
I do my best to look away,
Instead, I look and receive a sharp pain in my heart.
He's inches away in front of you,
With me by your side.
Focused on him, could care less about me,
Maybe it's time I let you go...
'Cause I don't want to hold you back,
From what you really want.
I can't be a lesser part of you,
When you deserve so much more.
So if he makes you smile,
Gives your butterflies.
Don't let me intrude in your life,
'Cause if he's what you long for, I don't want to be the one to hold you back.
Every time you see him your face lights up,
I sense the nervousness that dwells inside you.
He's asking so many personal questions,
Ones I know all the answers to.
You seem to have become a fascination to him,
It'd be a shame to shatter it.
Allow me to slowly break away,
So you can tell him exactly how you feel.
'Cause you can ignore it for only so long, but,
Deep deep down I realize how you feel.
Concentrating on him, spending less time with me,
Maybe it's time I let you go...
'Cause I don't want to hold you back,
From what you really want.
I can't be a lesser part of you,
When you deserve so much more.
So if he makes you smile,
Gives your butterflies.
Don't let me intrude in your life,
'Cause if he's what you long for, I don't want to be the one to hold you back.
I'm letting go, giving up,
Seems to be the be the only thing I can do.
He better treat you right,
I don't want to know this was all for nothing.
Can we both agree on no goodbye?
I'd rather just walk away...
Because I don't want to hold you back,
From what you really want.
I can't be a lesser part of you,
When you deserve so much more.
So if he makes you smile,
Gives your butterflies.
Don't let me intrude in your life,
'Cause if he's what you long for, I don't want to be the one to hold you back.
I'm done holding you back...



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jetta.ckThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 18 at 9:15 am:
Great job! I loved this. :)
 
getdude56This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 20 at 3:27 pm :
Thank you! It means a lot! (:
 
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