A Ballad about how one plus two can be equal to zero

by joey small

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i'm sure You're pretty
just believe me
it's easy
to think i care for You genuinely
behind these airwaves there's no anxiety

i'll make Your day when i say something nice
reek all the benefits with no sacrifice
my ignorance to the mortality of Yours
had me believing
that it's alright

You were at a party sending me a kiss
talking with Your best friend i was also flirting with
"hey look at this"
You showed her the message i sent to You
the mutual similarities shined through
it's copy and paste
it's copy and paste
it's copy and paste

it's copy and paste

You were not a fan of my indecisiveness
two people at once
i admit it's hit or miss
decisions need to be made
when there's more than one option on the list

but man i really got to Your roots
calling You baby and sending you ice cream cone hearts
with two scoops
so when she was crying
You were just getting angry at me
and i listened to You

and You said

"I'm a mess
I confess
I wish I couldn't care less
but I feel so low
and so
I know
you deceived us both"

then You said

"how dare he
I can't see
how he thought we could mean three
I'm done with this
taking a knee
if he were here
I bet he'd say"

..

You're susceptible to smiling
when i act all mushy and soft
how was i supposed to respond
when you said i wished You laughed Your pants off

that was an interesting way
to start acting flirtatious
with someone over the phone
as if that's anything
but a bunch of ones and zeros

well
You see all of me now
and You don't seem to like it
(it's) probably a bad idea if it's a secret

i couldn't cut off ties with her
so i don't serve You
and it hurts

i'm sure you're pretty
but i've just never seen your face

so You can take me out of your equations
take me out of Your game
You're the same
You're no different
You're indifferent
i'm to blame
in vein
i'm trying to let myself through
but receive no response from you

we don't speak what's on our minds
what we get is what we find

nothing new

so you said

"I'm a mess
I confess
I wish I couldn't care less
but I feel so low
and so
I know
you deceived us both"

then You said

"how dare he
I can't see
how he thought we could mean three
I'm done with this
taking a knee
if he were here
I bet he'd say"

he'd say

i love you
love you too
i love both of you
at least that's how i feel
'cause it's so new
don't be blue
if only i knew
that no-one wants to be lonely
but sometimes we just want to be sad
what better way than to treat someone like a fad?

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released October 19, 2018

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