Romeo? (Chapter 3 of LifeLongLove)

from by JackBrown

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This is Chapter 3 in my collection of songs: LifeLongLove

Setting: We are in high gear with last-minute party preparations. They’ll all be here soon. But I’m somewhere else in my head — rummaging around my past and wondering, how did I become the sort of person who would be celebrating a big milestone moment like this anniversary? Wasn’t always like this. Ah yes, college. In the dorm. The first rumblings of romance.
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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
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”


from LifeLongLove (my story in 15 chapters), track released March 18, 2017
(Garageband Demo)



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