Lose Without Missing

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A song about seeing the end of a relationship coming, and the difference between the theory of wishing the other person well and the reality of not wanting to see it.

lyrics

I well know beware my wishes
To give you new life to lead
If you find the path to happy
It could mean that I must bleed

I built you up when you were beaten down
Held hands to stand you on your feet
How good it is to watch you running now
How sad it will be to see you leave

Forgive my selfish moments
When I want to keep you mine
I want to dissolve inside myself
Drown my senses for a while

I want to look without seeing
I want to touch without feeling
I want to hear without listening
I want to lose without missing

I well know you feel most grateful
That I could meet your deepest needs
The job is done the moment fateful
You will ask me to set you free

I am more than half filled with joy
With the rest of me left empty
Take on your hurt and feel like dying
That's my bittersweet destiny

Forgive my selfish moments
When I want to make you stay
I once wore the shining armor
Now I wear a shroud of gray

I want to look without seeing
I want to touch without feeling
I want to hear without listening
I want to lose without missing

Forgive my selfish moments
When I want to keep you mine
I want to dissolve inside myself
End my senses for a while

I want to look without seeing
I want to touch without feeling
I want to hear without listening
I want to lose without missing

credits

from Harder Roads, released July 23, 2016
John McQuiston: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, MIDI bass, drum programming. (c) 2016 John McQuiston. All rights reserved.

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Mr John Tampa, Florida

Journalist of star treks, reporter of love songs, and writer of daydreams. I rip myself open, write the devils down, stand in front of strangers and set my soul to sound.

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