I Will Only Let You Down

Written May 2007

Tab A (G, capo 2)

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don’t take the jester for a king, don’t ask a beggar for a ring,
I’m not the one to wear that crown,
I’m not a nut that you can crack,
I’m just a gift that you’ll take back,
once you discover, with a frown,
+++ that I will only let you down
+++ trust me when I say you’ll be better without me around,
+++ you’ve got both feet on the ground,
+++ but my head’s in the clouds, it’s not coming down..

you seem to see something in me,
something you think that I could be,
a best case version of myself,
but I’ve been through this all before,
watched other heads peek in the door,
what they were looking for was somewhere else,
+++ and I will only let you down,
+++ trust me when I say you’ll be better without me around,
+++ you’ve got both feet on the ground,
+++ but my head’s in the clouds, it’s not coming down,
+++++ I’ve gone and done it once again,
+++++ we might have been the best of friends,
+++++ I settled for this song instead,
+++++ and it just keeps running through my head:
+++++ I will only let you down, I will only let you down, down, down..

but if you call me when I eat, then you would wake me when I sleep,
and I don’t need that kind of stress,
I barely put up with myself, why would I ask you to as well?
it’s better if I just confess
+++ that I will only let you down
+++ trust me when I say you’ll be better without me around,
+++ you’ve got both feet on the ground,
+++ but my head’s in the clouds, it’s not coming down,
+++++ I will only let you down, I will only let you down,
+++++ I will only let you down, trust me when I say
+++++ that I will only let you down,
+++++ I will only let you down, down, down…

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