Ryan David Orr

Like We Love


Lyrics

I can always tell when she's calling,

You seem to be straining to see things clearly.

But tapping the edge of your glasses passes as half-assed and passive and merely hoping that no one notices.

Unraveling your fabric, the necessary patches.

I believe two things here; the first of which is that you're collapsing.

Number two is what you already knew, that I feel the same way you do.

No, I don't think you're weak. They're necessary patches; two people in one jacket.

We just wanted to be loved like we love. Don't turn away if it's not just what you dreamed of, 'cause we wanted to be loved like we love.

When Saturday came those Santa Lucia girls had all the bay clothes folded.

Waiting in line to go home for a time if they would do just what we told 'em.

I can't tell you the future, but I'm sure their mothers had better plans for them.

But they sell off their bodies 'cause they can't remember what hasn't been shown them: that even the streets can't own them, and they are the light of the world.

And every breath is an answer to the question of whether or not we can believe we deserve this life.

We just wanted to be loved like we love. Don't turn away if it's not just what you dreamed of, 'cause we wanted to be loved like we love.

And after all, does is seem like we were trying to be something more than this?

To give away your love without worrying it's more than you can give.

Why is it frightening to feel like the words just won't come out right

As, one by one, they disappear until we can't recall why we fight?

We just wanted to be loved like we love. Don't turn away if it's not just what you dreamed of, 'cause we wanted to be loved like we love.