You Dodged a Bullet

You dodged a bullet from the outside in.

My instincts would have thoroughly ripped you thin.

Hold a grudge against me if you want

But eventually I would have only torn you a part

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You dodged a bullet by letting me go

Have no regrets by stealing the show

The baggage I carry is too heavy for one

Two would only make it more cumbersome

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You dodged a bullet when you said goodbye

Forget the dancing and all the white tie

The whiskey on rocks was sweet at first

But the aftermath will only ignite your thirst

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You dodged a bullet that weekend I left

I needed an excuse and was woefully depressed

I hated who I was slowly becoming

You said you knew that this was coming

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You dodged a bullet when I didn’t pick up my phone

I stared at it as tears ran down my cheekbone

I remember the good times so vividly now

And you thought we could erase the bad somehow

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You dodged a bullet when I ran away

I’m not very good at wanting to stay

I always break the things I desire most

I’ll forever look back and remember these ghosts

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