I take a break from my guilt

A night of fun with my unrequited love

He’s unrequited but not really my love

I need him for much bigger things

Bob Seger’s voice haunts

Somewhere tonight someone’s thinking back to someone who got closer


I try hard to concentrate

this song is about me

this song is about my love life

this song is about my woe


Only I don’t believe myself

I believe in the tears I feel dripping from my chin

and the sound of my ugly cry noises


Someone’s not quite sad, only disbelieving


This is not about her

it is not about her

it’s not about her

She’s not being sung about

this song is not about her

except that it is


it’s a song about her absence


Somewhere tonight

any number of things are happening

but she isn’t

she’s not happening, she’s happened