You were a hard one to get over

Every night for over a year I cried over you

Couldn't get you off my mind

Or out of my dreams no matter what I tried

Just when I thought my memories of you would be with me for life

I finally met the woman who became your wife

I would've

I could've been happy for you

Her too

If just a few things hadn't been the way they were

Why didn't you tell me you'd been cheatin' on me

When you told me you leavin' me

Why didn't you say you were gettin' married

More importantly

Did you ever tell Erica about me

For a while I never thought I'd be over you

Always wished it could be like flipping a switch

The day I met Erica it was

A hostess asked me if I was lookin' for your Mrs. when I asked for you

Yeah that's how I heard

I would've

I could've been happy for you

Her too

If just a few things hadn't been the way they were

Why didn't you tell me you'd been cheatin' on me

When you told me you leavin' me

Why didn't you say you were gettin' married

More importantly

Did you ever tell Erica about me

Take a good look the next time you see her

Tell me who you see

'Cause there's no way she doesn't look a little like me

She ain't tall She ain't blonde

There was a time when I would've liked that

Knowing you wanted that me that way

But now that time has passed & I haven't missed you once

Not since the sixth of that October

I would've

I could've been happy for you

Her too

If just a few things hadn't been the way they were

Why didn't you tell me you'd been cheatin' on me

When you told me you leavin' me

Why didn't you say you were gettin' married

More importantly

Did you ever tell Erica about me

Author's note:

This was the very first song I ever wrote & completed. It is nowhere near my best work, but I've always wanted to get this out. Obviously it's about a guy I knew who went on to marry the woman he was cheating on me with. I'm over it now, but I wasn't the night I wrote this, on September 17, 2004.