I Won't Hold My Breath

from FRESHLYSQUEEZED by Stephen Bard

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Naomi says she saw you on the street outside Wasabi
She was walking up 1st Ave and you were coming out the lobby
You hadn’t seen each other in more than quite a while
Inevitably my name came up
She says you forced a smile
“I really ought to call him,” is what I’m told you said
It would be nice to hear from you
But I won’t hold my breath

We’ve been apart for so long now
I hardly can believe it
Siblings of the soul you know
Sometimes I really grieve it
You get so close to someone
You imagine it’s for real
You’re tight no matter what and that will always be the deal
It’s strange to question things you thought you’d never second-guess
Who knows
Maybe you will reach out
But I won’t hold my breath

No I won’t hold my breath
That would mean a certain death
There’s no way that you’ll ever turn to me
Yeah I could sit and wait like a fool at heaven’s gate
But I’d be disappointed for eternity

The world’s indeed your lover
I was always cool with that
But lying to yourself about your love ain’t where it’s ever at
Eventually the truth will out and probably the hard way
And when it does my dear you know that’s gonna be a hard day
And even then I doubt that you would ever acquiesce
Who knows
Maybe I could be wrong
But I won’t hold my breath

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from FRESHLYSQUEEZED, released November 2, 2020
Produced by Stephen Bard, Matt Wayne, Dave Reiss & Natasha DiMarco.
Mixed by Matt Wayne.

Guitar and Vocal by Stephen Bard.
Keys, Sax & Vocal by Matt Wayne.
Vocal by Natasha DiMarco.
Bass by Dave Reiss.
Drums by Rich Bozek.

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