When we first met

Way back in grade school

You were innocent, and shy

Hiding behind your long brown hair

And ever-present yellow hat

You're not the girl I fell in love with anymore

ooo

When we first met

I felt you were a kindred spirit

Someone who would get it

When no one else did

We shared the same joys and sorrows

But you're not the girl I fell in love with anymore

ooo

Now, we're two totally different people

Sometimes the things you do make me cringe

I want to hold you close

And keep you safe from the big scary world

In times past you might have let me

But you're not the girl I fell in love with anymore

ooo

Now, you're wild and foolish

Or so it seems to me

A timid goody two shoes

Watching you live your life

From my safe seat in the corner

You're not the girl I fell in love with anymore

ooo

The girl I fell in love with

Wouldn't drink or do drugs

She didn't keep secrets from me

And we didn't have the barriers

I now pretend not to tiptoe around

You're not the girl I fell in love with anymore

ooo

It feels like only yesterday

That we met, and I fell in love

With the most wonderful, fantastic

And simply all around amazing girl

ooo

You're not the girl I fell in love with

All those years go

ooo

You're the girl I fall in love with

All over again

Every single day


I wrote this in the final hours of an all day car drive, by the light of an open cell phone, struck by some inspiration to try and tell my best friend how much she means to me, even though we've both changed a lot. I made a card, and handed it to her to read with trepidation. For the record, she thought it was really sweet.

Now why don't you review and tell me what you think?