Don’t Love You Anymore

Some people can’t move on because they’re stuck
because they can’t move on
because they’re stuck
like this clown, who thinks it’s her fault.

I wrote the chorus to this as a straight country mandolin song and just couldn’t find this guy’s story. Somehow, realizing it could be gypsy jazz led me to his cluelessness and the story.

Lyrics

you say you would have said yes
but I didn’t ask
you were leaving it up to me
but I wasn’t up to the task
now you say we’re through
and you’re moving on
here’s something I feel I can say
now that you’re gone

don’t love you anymore
don’t love you no less
since you been gone
I thought something might change, I guess
you left me alone
you left me a mess
now that you’re gone
don’t love you anymore
but I can’t love you less

you say you would have been glad
to go places with me
did you ever consider maybe there’s no place
I want to see?
I’m happy right here
I like where I am
you can move on
I’ll be right here
thank you ma’am

don’t love you anymore
don’t love you no less
since you been gone
I thought something might change, I guess
you left me alone
you left me a mess
now that you’re gone
don’t love you anymore
but I can’t love you less

take a break
take your time
you’ll regret a hasty decision
for heaven’s sake
it’s no crime
planning with careful precision
no matter how long it takes . . .

but you say we’re through
and you’re moving on
here’s something I feel I can say
now that you’re gone

don’t love you anymore
don’t love you no less
since you been gone
I thought something might change, I guess
you left me alone
you left me a mess
now that you’re gone
don’t love you anymore
but I can’t love you less


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