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If I wrote a love song for you
There would be another love song
In the list of all the love songs.

You’re real and you’re mine,
you’re not some sugared ideal
So this is not a love song for you
and I never will write a love song for you.

And anyway, I’m pretty sure that all those other love songs are about you.

I don’t know how to write down all of you: worst, middle, and best.
You’re not three verses and a chorus or two.
No, you’re not just perfect and your flaws aren’t picturesque.
Of course you’re great and I love you, but you’re not just a nice mood

If this was a love song for you
There would be another love song
In the list of all the love songs

But my feelings are just mine
And I have them just for you
So this isn’t a love song for you
And I never will write a love song for you.

And anyway, I’m pretty sure that all those other love songs are about you.

If I wrote all these things down and I sang them, everybody would know
You’ve heard what I’m thinking – why can’t that be enough?
I know that it’s brave to open up out loud
so I guess I’m a coward; I want some things for just us.

If this was a love song for you
There will be another love song
In the list of all the love songs

But you're real and you're mine
You're not some sugared ideal.
So this isn’t a love song for you
And I never will write a love song for you.

And anyway, I know that all those other love songs are about you.

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from Your Flaws Aren't Picturesque, released July 17, 2015

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