Imitation

(Hutchison/McAlinden)

       

You could say that the end was beginning
from the first day when I was still falling
in love with a mystery lover
but the book didn't live up to the cover

Does it matter what the world thinks
Does it matter we were laughing so hard
the tears rolled down my face

Another innocent in your trail of destruction
left behind like a tree hit by lightning
all my senses you worked so hard at persuading
they don't know what's real and a great imitation
I was so sadly mistaken

And you know what?
I'm amazed that I fell for the spell of a low-down hit and run driver
you only wanted to make your mark, to write your name into the history of my heart

But I get more wise to myself and I fall less
for the dazzling catch more the jewel in plain wrapping

I was innocent in your trail of destruction
left behind like a tree hit by lightning
all my senses you worked so hard at persuading
they don't know what's real and a great imitation
I was so sadly mistaken

And if your star falls
It won't stop till the gutter
In a better place
Than where you came from
And if all you hoped for
Was my destruction
Well you've got a nerve and another thing coming

I was innocent in your trail of destruction
left behind like a tree hit by lightning
all my senses you worked so hard at persuading
they don't know what's real and a great imitation
I was so sadly mistaken

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