Not Gonna Settle

You flirted and teased, applauded, appeased,
Tried your best to convince me to stay
You confided your dreams, came apart at the seams,
Dropped to your knees, shook your fist, wiped your eyes

But I'm not gonna settle for comfort,
Won't settle for reason or rhyme,
Please make no mistake, I won't lie for your sake,
It was only a matter of time.


They all cluck and cajole, patronize and console,
Say I dream the impossible dream,
They say I'm too fussy, consider me lucky
Think that good men aren't easy to find.

But I'm not gonna settle for comfort,
Won't settle for reason or rhyme.
Please make no mistake, I won't lie for your sake,
It was only a matter of time.


And there's someone can love you much better,
You'll agree when you find her someday,
Believe me, it's all for the better
I'd never break your heart in vain.


You may find me someday, in a cold but deep grave,
Only strangers to lie by my side,
Please don't call it a shame, don't find someone to blame,
Think instead, "Damn, at least she sure tried!"

Oh, I never will settle for comfort,
Won't settle for reason or rhyme,
Please make no mistake, I won't lie for your sake,
It was only a matter of time.




copyright Heather Johnson, 2002.