The First Time You Said Hi to Me

by Jorge Navarro

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A love song, albeit a sad one. Recorded at home (SF), emailed to Luca Benedetti ( NYC) for twang, drums, and bass. Happy Valentines Day.

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All alone on Valentine's Day, and I'm thinkin' about the Saint
And what he did to deserve to be the Patron of Our Pain
It didn't always used to be this way
Where everything I try to say about our life and our love
Comes out mangled or deranged
Well I can't help myself, I wanna say I can't live without you
But the truth is that'd be a lie
So I console myself with the only thought I'm able to cling to:
That I could never lose what was never mine

In the place where used to live are the people that we used to be
Holding hands under a yellow moon walking down a Brooklyn street
We'd go up to Prospect Park, watchin lovers after dark
Shuffle down to the Tea Lounge, where I first broke in your heart
Well I can't help myself, I wanna say I can't live without you
But the truth is that'd be a lie
So I console myself with the only thought I'm able to cling to:
That I could never lose what was never mine

You had to spell it out for me D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Like Tammy Wynette and Jorge Jones,
Our boy was 4 when I left home
I did not see your frailty, the lilac of your dignity
That you started saying goodbye
The first time you said "hi" to me.

There's a space about 'yay wide where our picture used to be
Where I swallow all my pride on your daddy's mantlepiece
I hope our children only taste the sweet
Of the bitter irony
That we're more together now than we ever were married
Well I can't help myself, I wanna say I can't live without you
But the truth is that'd be a lie
So I console myself with the only thought I'm able to cling to:
That I could never lose what was never mine

You had to spell it out for me D-I-V-O-R-C-E
Like Tammy Wynette and Jorge Jones,
Our boy was 4 when I left home
I did not see your frailty, the lilac of your dignity
That you started saying goodbye
The first time you said "hi" to me.

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released February 14, 2013
Lead Guitar, Drums, Bass, Production & Mastering: Luca Benedetti

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