When I’m Not Around

Written July 2007

Tab G/em, capo 2

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after much investigation, this is what I’ve found:
+++ you like me better when I’m not around,
whatever the explanation, simple or profound,
+++ you just like me better when I’m not around,
+++++ when I’m not around to wonder how your day was,
+++++ when I’m not around to tell you about mine,
+++++ when I’m not around to ask you what you dream of,
+++ you like me better when I’m not around..

absence makes the heart grow fonder, presence lets you down,
+++ (you like me better when I’m not around)
you took me to a fancy party, I hardly made a sound,
+++ (you like me better when I’m not around)
+++++ when I’m not around to trip you into laughter,
+++++ when I’m not around to lure you out-of-doors,
+++++ ‘cause I’m 83% of what you’re after,
+++ so you like me better, when I’m not around..
+++++ on the same side of the world, we might
+++++ be looking at the same starlight,
+++++ I hope you found your shining knight,
+++++ ‘cause that’s one battle I won’t fight..

I’ll just claim this special place as your perfect back-up plan,
+++ (you like me better when I’m not around)
think about me fondly when he doesn’t understand,
+++ (you like me better when I’m not around)
+++++ when I’m not around to love your lack of patience,
+++++ when I’m not around to listen to you breathe,
+++++ and I won’t attempt to guess your expectations,
+++ ‘cause you like me better (when I’m not around)
+++ you like me better (when I’m not around)
+++ you just like me better when I’m not around..

after much investigation, this is what I’ve found…

One comment on “When I’m Not Around”

  1. David Tamulevich

    Hi Brad- I just wanted to say that I enjoyed discovering your music at the Folk Alliance..saw most of one workshop w/ Andrew McKnight & Sally Spring..etc…especially liked When I’m Not Around! Hope to catch you live again some time. David Tamulevich

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