"Friends and Lovers"

We had to pretend 
That we were just friends
Because neither of us knew
That the way we both cared
Was a feeling we shared
That you loved me just as I loved you.

I just don't know why
But I was so shy
And I kept the feelings to myself
And that's really a shame
Because you did the same
And now we've both found somebody else.

But you don't love him
And my life is dim
Because I don't really love her
It's plain to see 
That for you and me
There can only be each other.

1982 rmv

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