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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pay the Price

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 In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous than man. -Friedrich Nietzsche


When I saw that number on your phone bill
You best bet that I dialed it to see
When I heard her voice pick up and answer
I knew that you had not been true to me

Don't believe I sat around and pouted
Don't believe I cried for very long
Revenge was on my mind, boy, don't you doubt it
'Cause I don't take too well to bein' wronged

You'll pay the price
'Cause you can't leave me
You'll pay the price
'Cause I'm all you know
You'll pay the price
When you deceive me
You'll pay it twice
'Cause you can't let go

You begged me not to pack my bags and leave you
You told me that I just misunderstood
You said you were just friends and made excuses
I shook my head and thought, "Oh, this is good."

You fell upon your knees and said you loved me
You pleaded with me for another chance
I watched you as you stammered and dissembled
Tried winning with your charm and your romance

But you'll pay the price
'Cause you can't leave me
You'll pay the price
'Cause I'm all you know
You'll pay the price
When you deceive me
You'll pay it twice
'Cause you can't let go

This all was a mistake, you tried to tell me
You hoped that we could put it in the past
You swore it was the last time that you'd call her
This may be a mistake, but it's your last

You'll pay the price
'Cause you can't leave me
You'll pay the price
'Cause I'm all you know
You'll pay the price 
You best believe me
You'll pay it twice
'Cause you can't let go.


9 comments:

Fireblossom said...

A little bit of rawr never hurt anyone.

Much.

hehe

Brian Miller said...

his loss for sure...
so you gonna put a guitar riff to this
and let us hear it?

smiles.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

As Brian says, this would make the best song!

Mary said...

Holy cow, is this excellent!!! I love the strength of the woman's voice.

You must find someone who plays a guitar and have him/her work it as a song indeed. Good C & W material for sure.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This should be put to music and sung! Excellent ballad, and a cautionary tale indeed!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

As someone who's had to pay the price, this rang true like a mf. I'm not re-reading, but not because it wasn't good, but because it's too damned good, and it hasn't stopped stinging. Thanks, mosk

"If she finds out you've been cheating, if you wants to leave you, let her - you got off easy." - Chris Rock

Enigmatic Soul said...

In a way, a lack of background details does hint at the idea that maybe she DID misunderstand. But going with the idea that the man was unfaithful to her, I am in complete agreement with her reactions and decision.

Well crafted. Keep it up.

Kim Nelson said...

Great refrain. And I hope he reads this and knows the song is about him. ;-)

Timoteo said...

Nietzsche was full of it about some stuff...but not about THAT!