Because You’re Gone

Cory Doctorow ‏@doctorow has just tweeted that he is alone for three days. It reminded me of some song lyrics that I wrote in 2005, so here they are…


Because You’re Gone

The radio plays happy songs,
But I don’t sing along,
Because you’re gone.

The people next door party.
Their laughter just sounds wrong,
Because you’re gone.

The bed seems so much larger.
Where did this space come from?
It’s ’cause you’re gone.

I don’t know how I’ll get up.
To go to work alone.
Because you’re gone.

The touch, the taste, the smell of you,
Keep coming back to me as I lie here.
And I wonder what I’m gonna do,
To make it through these cold and empty years.
Each minute’s an eternity,
When you have to live it all alone.
Each second is a lifetime,
When I realise that you have gone.

And when you hear me sing this song.
With a voice all cracked and broken from my tears.
I know that you’ll be laughing,
I know you’ll never understand my fears.
It’s late at night and I should sleep,
And dream that you are lying here with me.
That once again our legs entwine.
That once again your love will set me free.

It’s three days ‘til you’re back with me.
How will I ever live that long?
Because you’re gone.


About dmlbooks

Dennis M. Lane is a British writer who left the shores of the UK in 1986 and hasn’t looked back since; he has now lived in South Africa for eleven years. His first poetry collection “8 Million Stories” was published in November 2010, followed by the collection of science fiction poetry and short stories “The Poring Dark” in September 2012 (two of the poems have been nominated for the 2013 Rhysling Award and another for the Dwarf Stars Award), his first novel “Talatu” in March 2013, and “The King’s Jewel” the first book in the five novel “Helix Key” series in August 2013. He is currently working on Helix Key Book 2 and a second collection of short stories (entitled "The Unmedicated"). When not writing, Dennis enjoys narrating and voice acting and recently set up Dramatic Voice Productions in order to take his interest further. To relax Dennis watches old movies from his extensive DVD collection, his three loves being science fiction B movies, Hong Kong martial arts, and anime. He has been presenting “A Review from the Jacaranda City” since May 2011 and has looked at classic old movies from “On The Beach” to “Creature from the Black Lagoon”.
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