I don't love you.

You're my friend.

I like being with you,

But I don't love you.

I like you as a friend,

But I can't love you.

People make fun of us,

Telling us what to do,

But I won't love you.

You're my friend.

I don't want to change that-

You don't want to change that-

So let's not.

There's a barrier that I put up.

It's going to protect me.

So long as I don't say it,

It won't happen.

I promise.

If something changes,

It won't be my fault.

However, if you said something rash-

And tore down my defenses-

I don't think that I

would have

a choice.