Ryan David Orr

Selfishly

04:13
Ryan David Orr
2013
Ryan David Orr

Lyrics

V1

Let me start by saying you were always everything to me,

So it doesn’t seem strange if I change your name like in a dream.

I believed there was someone else like you that I could find,

But many years later, although I’ve tried, you’re all that’s on my mind.

You’re all that’s on my mind.

 

V2

I remember when you lied to your mother and you said you’d be home soon;

The soft touch of your fingers on my arm under the moon;

And in the corner of the funeral home, where the coach sat crying ‘cause our boy was gone

His picture was pasted all over a poster board and I couldn’t hold your hand.

You wouldn’t understand

 

Ch

If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.

 

V3

My house sat on a country road near a little trail through the trees.

I could walk it in the middle of the winter when the wind shook out the leaves.

Meet me over by the telephone lines and sell me on your dreams.

And I will call you “Angel” in a language only seen.

But you’ll know what I mean.

 

Ch

If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.

 

Br

We fall down to learn to stand up taller;

We love so big, all the world seems smaller.

Sweet girl, I never meant to be less than what you needed me to be.

 

Ch

If I could make this last for good, I would cling to you selfishly.

And you would know me like you should, and how I want to be.