LifeLongLove (chapters 1- 8)

by JackBrown

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1.
i’m gonna tell a story and it’s a good one too i think the time has come to sing about me & you, you & me how we came to be i wanna tell the tale and put all the good stuff in but where do i begin? after all this time it’s hard to remember now just how this whole thing started how it came about so long ago, many years ago we’ve got an old love story that needs a fresh new spin so where do i begin? so i’m thinking back to our early days but the memories are in a haze what was i like before we met? well, it’s been so long that i forget i know that it’s not over, our best is yet to come but i think it’ll do us good to remember where we came from i’m going back, way way back i’m gonna tell our story and feel it all again I’ll be smart and use my art to chart out my heart and I’ll start with the part before you come in that’s where I’ll begin so let’s just dive right in now it’s time to begin . . .
2.
i was 17 when my best friend came to me and said “do you think that some day you’ll fall in love? will you end up getting married, pushing babies in a carriage? can you ever see yourself all grown-up?” (and i said) i don’t think about it but i could live without it who says that’s how life is supposed to go? i know you believe that “love is all you need” ‘cause you listen TOO much to the radio you’ve heard too many love songs they’re filling your head you’ve heard too many love songs my friend i’m not ready yet i won’t be tied down i won’t lose myself my life won’t be bound to someone else think of all those cheesy movies and silver screen beauties saying, “now that I’ve found you, my life’s complete” we know it’s fabricated or at least exaggerated they’re selling the same old lame fantasy you've heard too many love songs they can’t all be true you’ve heard too many love songs, my friend it's fine for you but i won’t be tied down i won’t lose myself my life won’t be bound to someone else i don’t wanna drown in some wishing well my life won't be bound to someone else i sound like i’m a cynic but hang on just a minute it was all a future scene that i couldn’t see i never said ‘never’ but, love? come on whatever it was last thing on my mind when i was 17 when i was 17
3.
okay, here’s the opening scene sophomore year, my first week a girl gives me the eye and the sparks begin to fly so we start to run around and try to find some common ground but the more that we hang out the more i start to doubt she looks great but underneath this gorgeous girl is a drama queen she’s the type who always gets her way and she’s got a part she wants me to play but do I wanna be her romeo? oh she’s got a certain charm probably someday be a star she puts it on display like ‘all the world’s her stage’ and at first i’m way impressed with how she looks (and all the rest) but then it dawns on me this could become a tragedy she looks good but underneath this pretty girl is a drama queen and my only role in her little show is to sit around basking in her golden glow so do I wanna be her romeo? so my feelings break open like a thunderstorm in the final scene I’m knocking at her door i say, “i’ll put this in a way you can get: honey, you’ll never be my Juliet! ‘cause i don't wanna be your Romeo”
4.
you just looked in my eyes and said, “seems like something’s wrong” so now you’re off to write another heart-breaking song and i’ve seen this before you get bored so you start this tug-of-war this phenomenon - it's a little odd it’s . . . it’s relational sabotage i just looked in your eyes and the penny finally dropped yeah, it’s taken awhile but now I'm catching on you tear things apart, you make it hard so you can suffer for your art but it’s a crock, yeah it’s a con it’s relational sabotage ‘cause you’re the type who needs some drama every night yeah, you go and pick a fight so you can write about love gone wrong oh you sing about pain and rejection and hurt but all your inspiration leaves me in the dirt it’s easy to see it’s not me who’s to blame for this misery you bring it on and then camouflage your relational sabotage ‘cause you’re the type who needs some drama every night yeah, you go and pick a fight just so you can write about love gone wrong now you wanna make up well that’s tough ‘cause i have had enough i swear to god, you gotta stop this relational sabotage okay, alright you want some drama here tonight? okay, alright you want some drama here tonight? you can write another song about love going wrong because now i’m gone go and write another song about love going wrong because now i’m gone
5.
i walk through the door at the record store and i see her there the girl who runs the place has such a face that i stop and stare she’s so attractive one look and i am crushed she’s radio-active rock & roll pixie dust she could change my life from Lo-Fi to stereo oh no -- she is way too much oh no -- don’t wanna say too much but one look at her and i am crushed i try to catch her eye but i’m feeling shy and i blow my chance so i look for my disc but i have to risk just one more glance she’s so attractive i sneak a peek and i am crushed she seems distracted i don’t how we’ll hook up but if it’s meant to be, i’m gonna meet this dynamo oh no -- she is way too much oh no -- and i can’t say too much ‘cause my tongue is tied, my heart is crushed she walks up to me and i get to see her pop-rock smile the cd in my hand is her favorite band she says, “I like your style” she’s so attractive one word and i am crushed we interact and i think i see her blush now it's the first time in my life i feel like i could play Romeo oh no -- girl, you are way too much oh no -- forgive me if i say too much but one look at you and i was crushed
6.
(i wanna say. . . ) hey - what’s it gonna take to win you over? hey - what’s it gonna take to get through your defense? (i outghta say . . . ) hey - how do i get your heart to open? what’s it gonna take for you to give a guy like me a chance? if i climb a jagged mountain plant a flag upon its stony peak? if i sail a stormy ocean make the trip across with lightening speed? well would it be enough to make you think i’m tough how do i crack the code? well i just got to know hey - what’s it gonna take to win you over? hey - what’s it gonna take to get through your defense? hey - how do i get your heart to open? what’s it gonna take for you to give a guy like me a chance? should i chisel out a sculpture carve a heart of granite just for you? do i have to paint a tragic picture pour my blood onto the canvas too? well would it be enough? to make you think i’m tough how do i crack the code ‘cause i’m on overload! what’s it gonna take for you to give a guy like me a chance? = = = = = = (wow - look who just walked onto this train. i kid you not)
7.
"Hi, wow!" what are the chances we’d meet like this? crammed in the subway, the end of a tough day seems like a sign that’s hard to miss whattaya think it means? on your way home for some peace of mind can i make a suggestion or ask you a question? maybe a friend could help you unwind how ‘bout some company? uh oh — who is it gonna be? somebody’s gotta cheer you up when you feel down somebody’s gotta make you laugh and play the clown that “somebody” might as well be me so glad i ran into you tonight sorry to hear that your day turned out so bad now you need someone to treat you right how ‘bout some company? uh oh — who is it gonna be? somebody’s gotta cheer you up when you feel down somebody’s gotta make you laugh and play the clown that “somebody” might as well be me . . . somebody’s gotta keep your secrets underground somebody’s gotta be your prince and wear the crown that “somebody” might as well be me = = = =
8.
so this girl and i give it a try and i get to know her things are moving fast and we have a blast and we’re growing closer then outta nowhere she pulls back and hits the brakes she says “wait, I need space let’s take the pace slower — much slower” it’s a twist in the plot - oh it’s a bolt from the blue it’s the twist in the plot - oh from full speed to sudden stop what am i gonna do? i’m gonna play it cool, don’t wanna be a fool and lose my composure i say, “okay fine, you can take some time time to think things over” just when i thought that the romance was getting hot, she flip-flopped, the temp dropped it got a lot colder — i got her cold shoulder it’s the twist in the plot - oh it’s a bolt from the blue it’s the twist in the plot - oh from full speed to sudden stop and it all comes as a shock what am i gonna do? i didn’t see it coming i couldn’t see it coming i should've seen it coming you pull me close then push me away it’s a twist in the plot - oh it’s a bolt from the blue it’s the twist in the plot - oh from full speed to sudden stop and it all comes as a shock you tie a such a tangled knot what am i gonna do? does this mean we’re through? CTRL - Z undo? is this the end of me & you?

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coming soon: Chapter 9 - Even the best things fall apart. And when they do, emotions run CALIENTE.

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released April 14, 2019

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