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SHE'S GONE

We took photos by the fountain

And held hands in the plaza

Then we took a bus through the mountains

And down to the beach

 

We got a room with an ocean view

She got bored and said, what’ll we do?

So I rented a boat to row to somewhere remote

A little island just out of reach

 

But now she’s gone

Thought I had time, but I was wrong

Gotta take what you can get

Cuz you haven’t got long

 

We met again ten years later

Thought it was fate brought us together

We’d both gotten married; our lives were ordinary

We had two kids each

 

Palm trees shaded us; kept off the heat

While the surf foamed around our naked feet

I’ll always remember the day she said she’d something to say

As clearly as that time on the beach

 

But now she’s gone

Thought I had time, but I was wrong

Gotta take what you can get

Cuz you haven’t got long

 

We were just kids way back then

Those were the days, but never again

Stars were so bright; nights were so long

Love was forever, but now she’s gone

 

Down the peephole

And over the equator

She said, I love you

But I just said, I’ll see you later

But now she’s gone

Thought I had time, but I was wrong

Gotta take what you can get

Cuz you haven’t got long

 

We were just kids way back then

Those were the days, but never again

Stars were so bright; nights were so long

Love was forever, but now she’s gone

(S. Smith)

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