Hey boy
I can't say that I love you
for then my heart would be yours
for you to poison, for you to adore
for you to discard onto the floor.
My eyes would search for you
in the largest of crowds
Why waste my eyes on you?
I can't say that I love you
I would lay your place at dinner
hoping you would appear at the door
and every night would become a fiasco
when i drank my tea alone and faltered.

Look at me boy
I can't say that I love you
You do not appeal to my mind, no
You are stubborn and firm
You rub my edges and ruin my thorns
You make me feel lonely
in the grandest of parties
You throw me into turmoil
and I become forlorn.
Keep your distance, boy
I can't say that I love you
for then my soul would be yours
for you to wear on your coat
like a crest of arms for others to note

I am me, that I can be sure
and you are you, that must be true
You and me can never be one
You must know
for then you will be me
and i will be you
So to avoid the misty days
Where we would stand in the rain
Watch the petals fall from the rose
Feel the wind strike our souls
and wonder if what we were
ended with what we became.
No, boy, I cannot have that
My joy is mine; my sorrow is mine
You can have only my thoughts
My spirit is mine, my heart is mine
and I'll let you keep yours
So to avoid my world from turning blue
I can't say that I love you.