PASS THIS UP

pass this up
if just for now
in your search for love
you’ll take the scenic route

turn me back
into a bitter one
another cynic that’s been spit out by love
but last September
we knew better then.

pass this up
for crushed up pills
and experiment with other girls
pass this up for fear of missing out

I’m excess weight
I’m overstock
until next time you need to talk
but you can’t make a menu
out of me.

pass this up
cut the strings
and let that empty freedom ring
and no one can ask you for anything
but darling don’t you know
you only get what you put in?