I should've listened
I should’ve listened
When she told us to move
All I did was disapprove
Just us three
Imagine now how it’d be
I should have listened
At the thought, her eyes just glistened
She would have got away from her aching
I should have been the first to start packing
But I didn’t know. I was young and dumb
All I wanted is to have fun
How could I have known?
I was too high up on my throne
She was a wonderful woman
He was no loving man
She was gorgeous, too.
And his jealousy just grew
But me, being young and dumb
Had no idea what would come
I only cared about my life
Not about any husband and wife
I couldn’t imagine it otherwise
But boy, was I surprised
Really, adults should know better
And now all I have is her lovely letter
Now I just play it back in my head.
Over, and over again.
For 11 years.
I’ve shed so many tears,
I know it’s not my fault.
My whole life came to a halt
But, what could I know?
I was just a child, feeling so low
But there’s always the “what if’s”
And why’d he go over the cliff?
And the “what could have been’s”
And how could he have sinned?
Thoughts that’ll never go away.
But today, is a better day
From so young, I came to understand
That life isn’t all that grand
And even after all these years of guilt
I’ve still managed to try to build
A lovely life full of happiness
From the prior dark sadness
And him, with all the assault
I realize it wasn’t my fault
I just wish I could just go back
Listened to her and just packed
Maybe she would have been here
And I wouldn’t have to shed a tear
And no one would have fought
And then maybe he wouldn’t have to rot
But what’s done is done
She’s now on her lovely throne
And I’m just here on my own
There’s no turning back
That period of black
It Will never go away
Oh, why couldn’t they have stayed?
The answers, I’ll never know
But I still love them so