You Left the First Time



I started out thinking how lucky I am to be free
From the chains that once held me, and the life that was closing on me
I was fooling myself, I thought nobody else
Could make me feel like I felt when you said goodbye
Cause you left the first time, and you took the key to my heart

Is there something I could say, something that would give me a chance
Or something I could do, something to spark up romance
But you won't say why when you're leaving woth him
And i'm sitting alone once again and my love is forsaken
Cause you left the first time and you took the key to my heart

I'm as much to blame 'cause I did the same after you
But no one could unlock the my heart 'cause the keys, you took them with you
Yeah, you took the keys and you broke them in pieces
I'm laying down low, now my love is forsaken
You left the first time and you took the key to my heart

One dozen roses don't change a moment in time
But I could see through you, you said that my love was blind

Repeat: but you left the first time I saw it, I wasn't even looking
I was down on my luck and my love was forsaken
You took the key to my heart, don't break them in two
























From The Album
One For The Crow
American Rural Records