Sometimes I Don’t Want You

Sometimes I Don’t Want You

You turned your back on me
many ways, many times
sometimes in thought
sometimes like a pirouette

But you don’t love me anymore, so
you turn your back on me when I speak, oh

go be a whore, ’cause
I don’t love you anymore
don’t love you anymore, well

still I want you as you were
as if that were real

I don’t know ’cause
I feel so bad, and

you turned your back on me
when I was talking
like I was boring

And you hurt me so bad,
made me beg to be listened to
and you gossiped with your girlfriends
talked and talked and yet

you turned your back on me
when my voice was like an opera,
so much drama to me because
I could love you if you’d listen

— Douglas Gilbert