This morning I was accosted by a song.
I recognized the melody immediately. Tim McGraw.
When all our tears have reached the sea
Part of you will live in me
Way down deep inside my heart
I knew every word as it came, even as I tried to block the weight of it out. A song that takes me back to a time of bittersweet. I guess a time when I still believed the lines meant something. Something I wish I still believed.
Just like the waves down by the shore
We’re gonna keep on comin’ back for more
‘Cause we don’t ever want to stop
But we could and we did and I want to forget. I want to forget that I ever believed that I was something more than small that could be cast aside. I want to forget that revelation.
Late at night when you’re not sleeping
And moonlight falls across your floor
And I can’t hurt you anymore
I wish that were true. No, I could not even pretend, as I may like to, that was true. Even now. It hurts. I don’t want things to be like this.
Please remember me
No. I’d like to forget you as I know you now. I’d like to live with the nostalgic notion of you. Somebody that I used to know.