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August 13, 2010

She Don't Want Your Love

I have a friend about whom I care for very deeply. This friend held my life together after the end of my marriage. She turned up on my door every morning and listened to my drivel. She took me for long walks in the forest to make sure I got exercise and fresh air while I was at my lowest ebb. She talked to me about my dreams and my future and gave me a renewed focus on the things that are important to me.

But for all her wonderful qualities, my friend's emotional life is a mess. She is beset by her own insecurities and cannot seem to form a strong romantic bond with anyone. She and I have been very close emotionally and discuss our deepest, darkest fears and secrets - but there's always a barrier that she puts up whenever her feelings come into the conversation. As a result, I've seen her through one stupid, shallow, mindless event after another.

I started writing this song for her in April 2009, just before my own divorce was finalised and when I had the strength to see what was going on in her life. The first couple of verses and the chorus came pretty easily in my sleep but I was never happy with third verse. I finished it yesterday morning and debuted it at SNQ Presents last night. It's still pretty raw and I rarely complete it in rehearsal - but here it is. I do it as a real Country Ballad thing on G - I'll post a recording of it as soon as I get one ready.

She don't want your love

It's morning. She's yawning. The night was your best friend
Come noon, way too soon, you'll go your separate ways.
Hold tight in the early light. She's there when you need her
But come tomorrow she's just a memory

Daddy's girl grew up too fast.
Never learned that love was meant to last.
She'll just keep searching for a while.
She's got no cause. She won't be yours,
But she got something about her.
She'll hold your body tight but she don't want your love.

She's lovely, above me. Those eyes could light the sky.
But her star has a scar that don't see light of day.
It's real what I feel when she blesses my lonely soul.
But come tomorrow she's gone like a dream

Daddy's girl grew up too fast. Never wants to talk about her past.
She'll just keep hurting for a while.
She's got no cause. She won't be yours but Lord there's something about her.
She'll hold your heart so tight but she don't want your love.

It's evening. She's leaving. Gonna dance the night away.
But her eyes reveal the lies she no longer has to say.
She's clutching, barely touching. I feel how she's aching.
I know tomorrow she'll be numb and alone.

Daddy's girl grew up too fast. Never learned that love was meant to last
She'll just keep dreaming for a while.
She's got no cause. She won't be yours but living ain't right without her.
She holds your soul so tight but she don't want your love.

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Please note: This song is APRA registered: Work ID GW40048657; ISWC TBA. You can copy, reproduce and distribute any part of these lyrics and chords for any non-commercial purpose as long as you acknowledge its source. I'm interested in your feedback, comments, suggestions. If you make something good out of it, let me know and I'll consider adding it to this site.

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Posted by Huge at August 13, 2010 2:21 PM
Comments

Really like this, Hughie.

Posted by: Virginia Little at August 16, 2010 9:29 AM

Very nice Hugh. Deep, good lyrics. I didn't know you were suffering. I am sorry.
I hope you have found love again.:-)
Nothing more powerful.
Best Hugh!
Rachel

Posted by: Rachel at October 1, 2011 11:14 AM

Thanks, Rachel. It's a distant memory now.
One day I'll look for love again, but I'm not there yet ...
Cheers,
Huge

Posted by: Hughie at October 1, 2011 11:26 AM

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