Remember all the things we wanted?

Don't look west, never mind the setting sun, you said to me. Let me just enjoy you. This. I wish you would never leave.


Now all our memories, they're haunted,
We were always meant to say goodbye.

I want to turn back time to a time when we had more of it, together. Now I'm ascending thousands of feet into the air away from you. Can you see me waving goodbye?


Even with our fists held high,
It never would have worked out right.

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We were never meant for do or die,
I didn't want us to burn out,
I didn't come here to hurt you now I can't stop.

I am not a toy, you said, as if I didn't know I was looking at a human boy and not a Ken doll. So don't play with me.

I'm not playing with you. We're both at fault here.

What do you want from me? He stares at me. Staring contest ensues. I summon up the guts to go on.

Nothing. I'm sorry.


I want you to know
That it doesn't matter
Where we take this road
But someone's gotta go.

I love you. I love you like I loved you two years ago, like four years ago. Or at least I loved you. Things are different now.

I look him in the eye. Nothing has changed. You just have.


And I want you to know
You couldn't have loved me better,

You were and are very dear to me, azizam.

So dear, you cheated on me?


But I want you to move on
So I'm already gone.

He could've been sitting next to me, and he felt miles away.

Yet he was upset when I was upset with him.

You want to kill me? He'd say, and cringe when I nodded, not knowing how much my bitterness was interwoven with love.

Looking at you makes it harder

It's not like you've gotten any uglier the past two years.

Why do you keep looking at me through rearview mirrors? Everything is backwards.

Why do you keep looking at me through your periphery? Too afraid to see things straight on.

Why do you keep looking at me through your brown eyes? They used to be hazel.

I look, looking for the green and amber hiding. I ask, what happened to your hazel eyes?

They've gone to a darker place, you say. Like their owner.


But I know that you'll find another
That doesn't always make you wanna cry

He's a good guy, you'd say. He'll treat you right. Go out with him. He's a good guy.

I'd think to myself, what, unlike you?


It started with the perfect kiss then
We could feel the poison set in

No lips softer than yours, no touch warmer than yours, no love better than yours.
In the west, the setting sun.


"Perfect" couldn't keep this love alive
You know that I love you so
I love you enough to let you go

He is calm as he explains irrationalities. It didn't work out, but don't you dare say I didn't love you. Ask anyone, I was crazy about you.

I am furious. As if I wasn't?

No. And I had to move on, because you already had.

You can't make it feel right
When you know that it's wrong

I didn't mean to do this to you, I thought you didn't love me anymore.
Well, you were wrong. I look at him, looking for remorse.
Neda…
You were here thinking you were the victim. Feeling sorry for yourself. Yet you were the one who found somebody. You're the one who's not alone. Now don't tell me you're hurt, because I'm the one crying.


I'm already gone, already gone
There's no moving on
So I'm already gone

Things have changed, you say.
I still love you, I say.
Everything's changed, you say.

Remember all the things we wanted
Now all our memories, they're haunted
We were always meant to say goodbye

A track on an old CD. A love song. Do you remember this song?
Yes, I say. I remember everything.
Our eyes meet.

You can't make it feel right
When you know that it's wrong

You can't tell me you look at me and feel nothing.


I'm already gone, already gone
There's no moving on
So I'm already gone

If you're not moving on, then I'm gone.