The Second Time Around

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To say that I never thought of you

During the months we've been apart

Since the first time we were together

Would truly be a lie—

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I thought of you often

But never voicing it so

I knew something was amiss;

But always was too proud to ask

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Thinking I could forget you

I attempted to move on—

Never realizing what I left behind

Or what I could have forever lost

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Now the second time around

I know what I have neglected

The pieces of my heart, I ignored;

The half of my soul, I injured

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If you asked me to leave you

I would never consider doing so;

Here I am—forever more—to stay

Beside you in every possible way

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Should you ask me to forget you

My answer is firmly no—

Finally I've found the missing piece

This is love—the second time around