Music and lyrics by Julean Rai. Recording, engineering and performances by Julean Rai. Music and lyrical content & recordings copyright 1996, 2007 Julian D. Rai (BMI); Julean Rai (BMI), Julean and the Rai (BMI). All rights reserved.

Lyrics

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Lyrics From the LP "Darlene" (European Release: "Here.", 2008)
Lyrics and Music by Julean Rai

Verse I
I don't want to remember this...
Can't you see the shape I'm in...
I don't want to remember you
Like this.

So much anger in my heart,
That I sing...

Verse II
You said we had forever, then...
You said it by the tree that day, you said
'Who needs a watch when we've got
Now', you said.

Well, maybe we've got 'now', you say...
But then again, you leave today.
Aw, anyway.

Chorus
And I held it down
As faithful as you were
To me I was
Missing the parts of you
I really never should have missed.
You're calling me a chicken-shit
And I don't know if I love you
But I know I don't
Like this.

Verse III
Well, you make 'LOVE' from a cigarette carton
(Cardboard and shapes)
And I cannot blame you, girl
(We all do these things)
'Cause everyone's got a "lucky"
(Everyone says)
Everyone gets lucky
(Smoke while you stand)
You stand in the doorway
By the screened-in porch, outside
When the lights are out.

Verse IV
Well, I'm--
Sitting on your Front Porch Swing
(Sitting on your Back Porch Swing)
And I--
I can tell you anything
(I can tell you anything)
If you could--
Lean a little closer,
(Lean a little closer...)
If you would--
Utilize my shoulder, and you're
You say it seems the Moon is full...
Can't say I believe this, but I know I
Don't like...

And I held it down
As faithful as you were
Faithless as it were
Missing the parts of you
I really never should have kissed.
You're calling me a chicken.
Don't know if I love you
But I know I don't
Like this.

Copyright 1996 Julian D. Rai (BMI); Julean Rai (BMI); Julean and the Rai (BMI). All rights reserved.