Song Name: Song For The Girl From The City By The Sea

Songwriter: Matt Sheaks

Copyright: 2007

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Lyrics:

Song For The Girl From The City By The Sea
By Matt Sheaks

Verse One

I should have knelt.
Should have tried.
Should have sat by your side...
and held you close while you cried...
because I wanted.

And I should have leapt.
Should have flown.
Should have swept up your throne...
into my arms and took you home...
with me, I wanted.

Chorus One

Because I wanted to.
'Cause all I want is you.
And if you'd meet me, please believe me…
you'd see me black and blue and bleedin'...
feeling sorry and uneasy, really.
I'll tell you, darlin', now I know that...

Verse Two

I should have asked.
Should have heard.
Should have said three less words.
Should have closed wounds you cured...
because I wanted.

And I should have roamed,
traveled far...
to be proud by your heart,
stealing fistfuls of stars...
with you, I wanted.

Chorus Two

Because I wanted to.
'Cause all I want is you.
And if you love me, stand above me.
Hug me in your warm republic.
Shove me down and keep me sufferin', crush me.
Denigrate me, mutilate me, but do not hate me.
Love me, darlin'...

Verse Three

I, well, I sit at your feet...
with this song incomplete.
One last verse do I seek...
because I want it.

And I...heart in hand...swallowed pride,
I could sing here all night…
to make everything right…
with you...I wanted.

Chorus Three

Because I wanted to.
'Cause all I want is you.
And if you'd only take one chance.
Slip your fingers through these hands.
Give me love for you this dance.
Sheathe your swords in circumstance, surround me.
Wrap your islands all around me.
Girl, deluge, but do not drown me.
Keep me, leave me, thieve me sweetly,
free me, need me. Love me, darlin'...

Final Verse (*softly)

I...well, I fell...
but I tried...
should have sat by your side,
kissed your tears where they cried...
because I wanted.

And I...here I am.
No goodbyes.
I could sleep in your eyes...
dreamin' of how you'd be mine...
because I wanted.