I went to a restaurant that night

I thought for sure it was you standing by the door

I was nearly certain when he turned to me

Part of me wanted him to be

But I knew he couldn't be you

If only it had been the first time but no

He was just the closest

But not close enough

I could see you in his eyes

And it didn't seem like were as far from me as you are

There's a dream I remember from so long ago

You appeared from nowhere in front of me

It looked almost like something out of an old movie

We talked & danced till dawn to a nearby jukebox

I woke up hoping the dream had been real

But no

When I felt the need to see you then

All I could manage was the next best thing

He was the closest

But not close enough

I'd hear him speak

Close my eyes & imagine it was you

I went to a restaurant that night

I thought for sure it was you standing by the door

I was nearly certain when he turned to me