First Choice

“First Choice”

“First Choice,” live broadcast on WFHB’s Local Live, 2018.

walking down the street,
you were spotted by a friend of mine
“walking down the street,” she said
“like a couple for some time”
“like a couple for some time,” she told me
“and she looked like you”
“like a couple for some time,” she told me
“walking down the street”
chorus:
so I suspect
I’ve never been your first
for a lack of better words
I’ve never been your first
choice
in retrospect
I’ve never been your first
and the thought should kill or burn
cause I‘ve never been your first
choice

notices are ringing up
on your lock-screen at once
notices are ringing up
she’s behind each one
she’s behind each one
you quickly tap out your words
she’s behind each one
of the notices ringing up at once
chorus
but you
talked circles round me, tiptoeing in spirals the whole time
I know
that she and you aren’t going anywhere but I’m unpleasantly surprised
so you
hid behind the things you did and things you could’ve said
you know
you really could’ve stood the chance of telling me the truth in all of it
I suspect
I’ve never been your first
for a lack of better words
I’ve never been your first
choice
in retrospect
I’ve rarely been your first
and the thought should kill or burn
cause you’ve always been my first
choice

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