I only know how to go too far

The Three of Us (A Poem by Starlee Kine)

  • This poem below is from my favorite favorite This American Life story. You can listen to my favorite story here for free. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.  Here is the link to the song itself.
  • The photo below is used without permission from its owner Noah Webb. You can check out his website full of great photographs and inspiration here.

I loved you and you loved her
So I sort of loved her cause I love everything you love
And then she stopped, stopped loving you
And glory hallelujah! Somehow you start loving me
I don’t know why I love you
I just do. I really do
And it doesn’t do me any good. In fact it does me bad
Cause you’re oh so gone and I’m oh so sad

I love you and you love me
And you sort of told me that you love me more than her
And then you stopped, stopped loving me
And lord, won’t you take me? You picked right up loving her
I don’t know why I love you
I just do. I really do
And it doesn’t do me any good. In fact it does me bad
Cause you’re oh so gone and I’m oh so sad

Pronoun trouble again
Instead of him and I is her and him
I need a way back in
If we share, it could be her and him and me!

Now it’s just the three of us
The names may have changed but the sorry facts remain the same
She loves you and I love you
I’m okay with second best. Just love her more and love me less
I don’t know why I love you
I just do. I really do
And it doesn’t do me any good. In fact it does me bad
Cause you’re oh. so. gone. And I’m oh. so. sad
Cause you’re oh. so. gone. And I’m oh. so. sad

One response

  1. Yeah, Break-up was one of the best This American Life stories!

    2012/04/29 at 10:12 AM

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