Bite your tongue and still your pride,
Keep the heartache locked inside,
Make it easy, save her sorrow,
Laugh today and cry tomorrow.
Find composure, keep control,
Be the one to take the fall.
Let her choose her rightful place,
Take a bow and leave the race.
For if your love is strong and true,
Her pain will bring more pain to you,
And when she leaves all that remains,
Are one man’s sadness, one man’s pains.
And the knowledge that throughout your sorrow,
The one you love will smile tomorrow.
For when true love is found one sided,
The dye is cast, your fate decided.
Where true love halved can’t be together,
True love lives in pain forever.