One Reason


Everybody knew it
No one said a word
One moment we were laughing
At a joke I'd never heard
The room fell silent
As I looked you in the eye
Take the cross off the high altar
Let all the roses die

 Don't question my devotion
 It may be all I have to give
 Don't leave me in the open
 I'm not a beggar or a thief
 I know I heard you calling
 You've wanted me before
 If you give me just one reason
 I will turn around and leave

That's not the whole story
Well it scares me anyway
I don't know what I need to hear
To make me stay
Say something funny
Or say that's what they inferred
But if our love is charred
Take this
Scratch out the final words

 Don't question my devotion
 It may be all I have to give
 Don't leave me in the open
 I'm not a beggar or a thief
 I know I heard you calling
 You've wanted me before
 If you give me just one reason
 I will turn around and leave

  Bridge:
  I'd go through all the motions
  But what's that gonna prove
  I'd be sorry for the things I said
  If only you were too
  I would offer you a cliche
  If there were any left to give
  My love is like an ocean
  Your heart is just a sieve

 So you question my devotion
 That is all I have to give
 You leave me in the open
 With the beggars and the thieves
 I may have heard you calling
 Like a million times before
 I need more than just one reason
 As I turn around and leave

© David Gilliver 1998


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