Some people stay far away from the door
If there’s a chance of it opening up
They hear a voice in the hall outside
And hope that it just passes by
Some people live with the fear of a touch
And the anger of having been a fool
They will not listen to anyone
So nobody tells them a lie
I know you’re only protecting yourself
I know you’re thinking of somebody else
Someone who hurt you
But I’m not above
Making up for the love
You’ve been denying you could ever feel
I’m not above doing anything
To restore your faith if I can
Some people see through the eyes of the old
Before they ever get a look at the young
I’m only willing to hear you cry
Because I am an innocent man
Some people say they will never believe
Another promise they hear in the dark
Because they only remember too well
They heard somebody tell them before
Some people sleep all alone every night
Instead of taking a lover to bed
Some people find that it’s easier to hate
Than to wait anymore
I know you don’t want to hear what I say
I know you’re gonna keep turning away
But I’ve been there and if I can survive
I can keep you alive
I’m not above going through it again
I’m not above being cool for a while
If you’re cruel to me I’ll understand
Some people run from a possible fight
Some people figure they can never win
And although this is a fight I can lose
The accused is an innocent man
You know you only hurt yourself out of spite
I guess you’d rather be a martyr tonight
That’s your decision
But I’m not below
Anybody I know
If there’s a chance of resurrecting a love
I’m not above going back to the start
To find out where the heartache began
Some people hope for a miracle cure
Some people just accept the world as it is
But I’m not willing to lay down and die
Because I am an innocent man
Great song, thank you for drawing my attention to it. I’m sorry you have reason to post it as representative. *curls up on lap and purrs quietly*
It really is a good song. In fact, the entire album from which it is the title track is excellent. I recommend highly.
I’m sorry too.
I’ve heard it before, but only in the background, so never really heard the whole lyrics.
*hugs again* You know where to find me, if talking would help I’d be glad to listen/offer a shoulder.
I love you.
I love you too.
Dunno what caused it all, bro, but hugs
*big hugs* I am sorry that you have a reason to post this. You are a wonderful, big hearted man!
Apropos of nothing, I miss you.
Wow. Do I get that song… I’ve peripherally heard it, but not *heard* the lyrics ’til now. Thank you. I will keep them.
I’m so sorry to see you’re hurting. If having someone to listen would help, please call me. You have been so kind to me so many times. I’d like to return that kindness, solace and help sorting through things. Many time release hugs in the mean time.
Thanks hon. I really appreciate it.
It really is a fantastic lyric. One of my favourites.
To your icon: Yeah it is…
I know from experience that sometimes hearing that someone is there is a soothing balm. I’ve taken much comfort plenty of times just knowing you would be there if I needed. I hope that will be the case if you don’t call to talk. I understand both. Hugs in either direction.
*leaves a hug where you can find it later*
*comes across the hug and holds it close*