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Lyrics
VERSE
A declaration of love from the ghost of childhood past
Fading now into the blue as reality finds its path
Living without you; it's so unreal what life can bring
Movin' on just does not mean a thing

VERSE
Desire runs through me still as lightning strikes my soul
All I can think of now is "where did you go?"
Lovers of like mind, two of a kind for all time
But by text you declined

CHORUS
I got the "Dear John" text you sent to my phone
Gone -- love, lover, friend -- by touching "send" you said goodbye
And, yes, I took the high road, let you go, but my soul moaned
If only the text was a dream, no need to wonder why

VERSE
In the still of the night, you cruise through my veins
This burning desire is such a terrible pain
No way I can describe the hurt I feel inside
When love goes wrong, there's just nowhere to hide

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
Please tell me the text was a dream and you'll be here tonight

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
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Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Description
Short Song Description:
Childhood friends. Got in touch later in life. They get together, but it doesn't last. She sends him a "Dear John" text.
Long Song Description:
Childhood friends. Got in touch later in life. They get together, but it doesn't last. She sends him a "Dear John" text. Notwithstanding that, he hopes they are not done.
Story Behind the Song:
No back story. Just pure craft. Went to a high-school reunion. Was thinking about such a scenario and that a "Dear John" letter now would come in the form of a text. Fairly impersonal....
Metadata
Song Length: 4:00
Primary Genre: Jazz-Smooth Jazz
Secondary Genre: Jazz-Lounge
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Failure
Subject Matter 2: Relationship
Mood 1: Troubled
Mood 2: Distressed
Similar Artist 1: Michael Buble
Similar Artist 2: Harry Connick Jr.
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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