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The Way That You Wanted Me (Alan Doyle)

Well, I know what it's like to be lonely,
It comes way too easy to me;
Though I've tried and I've tried,
To be all that you wanted,
It was something I just couldn't be.
And all the days I spent lying,
And the days I spent trying,
To be people I just couldn't be.

And I know that I couldn't be,
The way that you wanted;
No, I couldn't be the way that you wanted me,
The way that you wanted me.

Well, I've been lonely, too,
I've done my share of crying;
I've seen all of the changes in you,
Honest, every time you'd become someone new,
You know that I'd miss the real one,
That I thought was you.
And all the days you spent lying,
Were the days I spent crying,
Thinking something is missing in me.

And I know that I couldn't be,
The way that you wanted;
No, I couldn't be the way that you wanted me,
The way you wanted me.

Oh, no, there comes a time when people will see,
The roads they travel will never meet;
No one knows who to blame,
no one thinks it's their fault,
They're just looking for
someone to break their fall.
Oh, but the fighting's over now,
Nothing left but the cryin';
Let's pick up all the pieces and go.
Aw but, one more thing for the final scene:
Can we share this one dance,
And think what might have been?
So the days you spent lying,
And the days I spent crying,
We'll agree that we just disagree.

And I know that I couldn't be,
The way that you wanted,
No, I couldn't be the way that you wanted,
No, I couldn't be the way that you wanted me,
The way that you wanted me.
The way that you wanted....

####.... A duet written by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea ....####
From a 2001 Canadian Songwriters' Circle performance on CBC Television.


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