Diana Lawrence

YOU SAID NO

Funny how these things get started,
pick a penny up off the street,
heads’ll make you broken-hearted,
tails’ll give you love so sweet.
Talk to me you look so lovely
standing there on the corner in the rain,
hard to tell if it will only shower on the flowerbeds
or downpour insane,

You swallowed my song,
you put out my light,
you took all my rainbows and you painted them black and white,
you took all my springtime and covered it with snow.
You said no.

What has this world come to?
Is there nowhere that you can turn?
Light a fire and let it warm you,
suddenly you’ve got a nasty burn.
Ooh, give me something to heal me,
give me something to sooth my pain…
Goddamit we could’ve found somewhere in between the fire and the rain.

You swallowed my song,
you put out my light,
you took all my rainbows and you painted them black and white,
you took all my springtime and covered it with snow.
You said no…

and then you walked away.
I watched you walk away.
You can’t just walk away,
you can’t do that to me, baby.

Star falling, you catch it,
you don’t throw it back at the sky.
Love bets you, you match it,
don’t fold a hand ace high.
If you keep running away,
you’ll end up where you started
someday.

You swallowed my song,
you put out my light,
you took all my rainbows and you painted them black and white,
you took all my springtime and covered it with snow.
You said no.