EXPENSIVE FREE SPIRIT
Loving on the run
That’s what you’ve always done.
You say it keeps your spirit free
But, it doesn’t work for me.
It turns out to be a tease.
You come and go as you please;
Collecting all the benefits
But never can commit to it,
Never can understand the way
Tomorrow always follows today
Because you live in the right now
Avoiding tomorrow somehow,
And it seems you are smirking
At someone who is working
At building a stable life with you
That you never intend to carry through.
Then one day you smile and declare
That you are never going there;
Never going to settle down
You’re not through playing around.
Using all your charm and guile
You turn away with a big smile
Then go off on another adventure
Leaving all we had planned together
In the trash with yesterday’s roses
Almost rubbing it into my nose.
There is a name for people like you
And the kind of wreckage you do
But it isn’t nice and believe me
If I say it aloud, you won’t believe me
Because you think this is a right
And I am not supposed to fight
Or cry or feel disappointment
With this maddening arrangement
Where all the effort is on my part
And you never feel the need to start
To be honest, to give a warning shot
That what I thought was suddenly not
And I need not listen for the phone
Because you are never coming home.