You're so far away even if you're near.

I'm ruining your fun by my stories of loss.

Listen to that voice tucked away, hidden

In the town you spent your first years.

Hear my calling before anyone else's.

I should have known why your best friends

Were so far away from you in age.

I should have known you would leave.

Everybody has to move on eventually.

I guess they've told me since I was in your spot.

I should've listened, should've known.

But despite all that I never realized how hard

It was in the position you had.

I'm selfish. I need your presence, though I'm sure

I'm not the only one that does.

You know how I am. You always know what to do.

I've learned so much, but please, couldn't you

Come back for me every so often?