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I’m not so sure that casual sex exists
I think in the long term and I can’t see us with grand kids
But we had fun and she likes Nick Drake and beers
So I reminded, “I’d rather we didn’t, if it will hurt you”

Because we’re friends it was really good…
I like it as affection for friends or a true love
But true love is rare and new friends they can not be hurt
So I tend to leave it, or just talk them down. It would be nice to have someone around
Until I get the real one…
But no one should put one in that position

She made me watch a dreadful teen movie
But her enthusiasm for it was appealing
Now I feel sad that we’ve made such a fake parody of what love’s like
Maybe it’s better to only sleep with pretty people that you hate
Or just get out more quickly

Sarah advised Rumours or Tusk
(They get you through and they had it worse than we both do)
And so do the off beats of Necrophagist, which cheer me up when I need an unromantic mood
She said that my options should stay open (as there’s little chance of it working out with the real one)
Six months before, Frullis with Em seemed like a plan
But she said, “I only showed the film so that you’d stay longer”

I get the, “pair bonding hormone,” thing (so even although we’re not close, it’s still sad to part us…)
It’s not as if I get an offer each day
And I probably am the kind of guy who deserves to say yes


from Gallows Man, released May 12, 2010


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