Verse 1

It feels weird not to be at

Your birthday party tonight.

But you've given me too many

Memories that I try to fight,

How you took an omelet in your mouth

And jokingly offered me a bite.

It was in that restaurant,

You wearing a shade of red that I'd taunt.

I had skipped watching a band performance with my friends,

Just to be with you,

After a long boring day of math lectures back when

This, my love was new.

Chorus

And I can't be there again,

I'm not on Broadway, I can't pretend

To have no feelings and be just a friend.

And I can't be there with you,

See my dreams came close but never true.

You're oblivious, you don't have a clue

How much I still care.

And I can't be there.

And I can't be there.

Verse 2

I remember the last time,

It was such a perfect day.

Details locked in that song I wrote,

All that you did, all that you said,

That bamboo plant fixed on the table

That you tried and failed to push away.

And it just made me laugh now.

I remember it rained that day and how

Right in front of that ATM, our friends debated

Just where we should go.

And look at us now, everything's so complicated,

I just, I don't know.

Chorus

But I can't be there again,

I'm not on Broadway, I can't pretend

To have no feelings and be just a friend.

And I can't be there with you,

See my dreams came close but never true.

You're oblivious, you don't have a clue

How much I still care.

And I can't be there.

And I can't be there.

Bridge

And tonight I'm proud how I took a stand,

One small step in letting go of your hand.

It's not just a matter of vanity.

This is a question of my sanity.

And I know I'd be alright.

Even though right now

It feels weird not to be at

Your birthday party tonight.

Chorus

But I can't be there again,

I'm not on Broadway, I can't pretend

To have no feelings and be just a friend.

And I can't be there with you,

See my dreams came close but never true.

You're oblivious, you don't have a clue

How much I still care.

And I can't be there.

And I can't be there.