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Cruel Thing

Nancy McCallion

Cruel Thing

Nancy McCallion


The door slammed shut and the last one left the house

A thought came to me just as I was drifting out

What if no one ever came back and I held my memories in a little sack

Sleeping unnoticed under yesterday's news

Don't come my way, cruel thing, don't come my way


Well I've known love and I've known love to go

I have been the one who just walked out the door

I've  been the one on the telephone aching with the fear of being alone

Looking for the face of the thing that'll take me down

Don't come my way, cruel thing, don't come my way


Some days sorrow seems so long ago

Slip into sleep like a hundred years or more

Picture the world without my face

Picture some cool and empty place


Well I'll get up and I'll wash my face and hair

Carry myself like I deserve respect

Pay my bills and have my time, love him like I know he's mine

Say forgive me baby when I should

Don't come my way, cruel thing, don't come my way

Don't come my way, cruel thing, don't come my way

Don't come my way, cruel thing, don't come my way