That's Not Happening Now

Updated on April 18, 2019

You don’t have to buy me a drink to get me talkin’
I already was when I walked in the door
I have no tales from the dark side of town
It all happened in daylight and I’m not exactly poor

I’m not the type who’s late for supper
Especially if you’re making it for me
If you’re wondering what I’m thinking
Just ask, I’m not peddling any mystery

I know I'm only human
I don't have to confess
God knows I thought the wrong things
But that's not what's happening now

All my roots are growing above ground
I don’t have any secrets, they’re all walking around
The way I loved before, that's all said and done
I had to forgive myself before another setting sun

I know I'm only human
I don't have to confess
God knows I thought the wrong things
But I’m thinking the right things now

Give me a chance and I’ll make it up to you
The hurt and pain, I’ve left all that behind
You can be the one to get the best of me
What would they tell you, was I ever kind?

I know I'm only human
I don't have to confess
God knows I thought the wrong things
But that's not what's happening now
That’s not what’s happening now

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      • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

        Mark Lecuona 

        5 months ago from Austin, Texas

        Elijah... my man... I think I was trying to use right and wrong in the sense of my own selfish and how I was trying to become more outwardly focused to this mythical lover who came along at the right time albeit late in life. I appreciate your praise and your honest critical assessment.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        5 months ago from Washington DC

        I really enjoyed that, Mark. However, using the judgmental adjectives "right and wrong", to me, took away from it's perfection. Since you said "I don't have any secrets" it suggests yo are going to live an open life because, supposedly, you he learned the purpose or is seeking the cause behind it and is willing to make whatever amends necessary.

        Thanks for sharing it.

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