The Ones We Couldn't Be

Album: Dig In Deep (2016)
  • It's hard to say now who left first
    It used to seem so clear
    You and I were tangled from the start
    Somehow the scales just fell away
    And I'm left standing here
    Blown open in the hole that was my part

    I wrap the dark around me
    There's no solace here tonight
    There's just wishing and regret for company
    My glass is raised for all the ways
    We tried to get it right
    And I'm sorry for the ones we couldn't be
    I'm so sorry for the ones we couldn't be

    Looking through these photographs
    Searching for a clue
    How you and I got tangled from the start
    Not even blood could forge a bond
    Enough to get us through
    Or stem the tides that pulled us far apart

    I'm sorry for the ways I couldn't give you
    What you needed
    For all the ways I strung us both along
    They say it goes both ways and I suppose
    I could concede it
    Seems to matter more, now that you're gone

    And though it seems much kinder
    Just to leave some things unsaid
    Like all the ways I tore myself apart
    If you really want forgiveness, better
    Try the truth instead
    It may not be enough, but it's a start

    I wrap the dark around me
    There's no solace here tonight
    There's just wishing and regret for company
    My glass is raised for all the ways
    We tried to get it right
    And I'm sorry for the ones we couldn't be
    I'm so sorry for the ones
    Sorry for the ones
    I'm so sorry for the one I couldn't be Writer/s: BONNIE RAITT
    Publisher: Bluewater Music Corp.
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