unrequited lyrics – ani difranco

he had all kind of reasons
why she was unable to love him
she was just too young
she was too high strung
she was afraid of commitment

but all of the theories
that he recited
played like the song
of the unrequited

and baby, how long’s it been now
since you held me to your chest
and told me that you love me
more than all the rest?

it’s such a shame that you won’t talk to me
‘cuz i won’t repeat after you
i believe that there is more to life
we could’ve loved each other through
but i was afraid of commitment
when it came to you

i’ll tell you, if there is one instinct
i just can’t get with at all
it’s the urge to kill something beautiful
just to hang it on your wall

are you just too young?
are you too high strung
to actually follow through
on all the love you said you had?
baby, i never lied to you
is all or nothing
really the best we can do?

/ ani difranco lyrics