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Cumberland Lodge

from Gallows Man by Ian Evans

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I fell in love with a girl who I couldn’t have
Or so I thought (I never told her) and so…
I did my best to find another

Briefly at Christmas I’d said… but she plays her cards so close to her chest and she didn’t quite believe me
I don’t think she’d had such feelings

Four or five times I wrote out an e-mail, to break through our friendship
She thought it was passing
But I really did…

She’d said that she might leave London or want to go traveling
So the signs weren’t there…
Or was I just making excuses for cowardice?
The amount that you love someone never relates to the amount that you’re loved back…
How much you have in common never relates to whether it’s attractive or noticed

Her friend’s band needed some bass, so I learnt their songs
I thought that we could have nights out helping them…
But they weren’t that good or close really

Watching Stardust was more hard (Such well realised scenes)
I couldn’t wait to talk about them with her… But I had ended up there with another

Now we’re at Cumberland Lodge (where we spoke for the second time last year)
I didn’t know if we’d ever speak…
But she was sharing a dorm with Cathy. How lucky was that?
So we got to speak

This year I’m dressed as an alga for her research talk
I’m wearing it stood at the party….
We’ve got G and T’s and I’m very nervous, because she really is that sweet

I guess it’s like Stardust and that
Sienna Miller’s character and caring


from Gallows Man, released May 12, 2010


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