Dear John



Long were the nights whenMy days once revolved around youCounting my footstepsPraying the floor wonít fall through, againAnd my mother accused me of losing my mindBut I swore I was fine
You paint me a blue skyAnd go back and turn it to rainAnd I lived in your chess gameBut you changed the rules everydayWonderiní which version of you I might get on the phone, tonightWell I stopped pickiní up and this song is to let you know why
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.Don't you think I was too youngTo be messed with?The girl in the dressCried the whole way home, I should've known.
Well maybe itís meAnd my blind optimism to blameOr maybe itís you and your sick needTo give love then take it away
And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understandAnd I'll look back in regret how I ignored when they said,"Run as fast as you can."
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.Don't you think I was too youngTo be messed with?The girl in the dressCried the whole way home
Dear John, I see it all now it was wrongDonít you think nineteenís too youngTo be played by your dark, twisted games?When I loved you so, I should've known.
You are an expert at "Sorry"And keeping lines blurryNever impressed by me acing your testsAll the girls that you've run dry have tired lifeless eyesCause you've burned them out
But I took your matchesBefore fire could catch meSo donít look nowIím shining like fireworksOver your sad empty town
Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone.Don't you think I was too youngTo be messed with?The girl in the dressCried the whole way home
I see it all now that you're goneDon't you think I was too youngTo be messed with?The girl in the dressWrote you a song, you shouldíve known.
You shouldíve knownDonít you think I was too young?You shouldíve known