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Maid Marian

by Page McConnell
Hesitating as you pull the rug from me
Heading toward the ground
Reaching for the curtains

Can’t relate because I’m only trying to see
If instead of me (?)
I could have been more certain

Such a different way to play the thing
Such a difficult thing to say
To someone that you care for

“All’s forgotten.” They can say it if they please
Still I lay awake
All the way to daybreak

But I won’t let myself go there again
Cause I’m not falling through thin air again
But I’m not looking for Maid Marian

Such a desperate way to trade your wings
For your eighteen-inch spinning rims
With neon underneath you

Pass the last goodbye in laps of luxury
With my history
A couple cars behind me

I won’t let myself go there again
Cause I’m not falling through thin air again
But I’m not looking for Maid Marian

Circumnavigated feelings weigh on me
Explanations from a door without a key
Should I try to understand
Or should I try to be?

Expectation’s taking you away from me
Opportunity
Sounded good in theory

Calculations seldom come with guarantee
What I really want
Is someone that can hear me

Such a different way of playing it
If you’d only take time to see
Everything it should be

Fleeting feelings feed the longing quality
To experience
Emotions deep inside me

But I won’t let myself go there again
Cause I’m not falling through thin air again
You don’t have to be Maid Marian
I’m not looking for Maid Marian
Cause I’m not marrying Maid Marian