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(song) alibi

by Devon E Mattys

I didn't fall for you
no sir, not I
I have an airtight alibi

don't you see I was walking
in the woods with a friend
and we got to talking
for hours on end

I did't have time to
think about you
(or your smile or your face
or the hope of your embrace
not your voice not your eyes
which are bluer than the skies)
I didn't have time to
fall for you
I have an airtight alibi

because you see I was sleeping
alone in my bed
and too many visions were creeping
into my head

I didn't have room to
dream about you
(or your hands or your chest
or the way you'd look undressed
not your tongue not your lips
if they kissed my fingertips)
I didn't have room to
fall for you
I have an airtight alibi

I didn't fall for you
I didn't, I didn't, I didn't
you never left me weak
I'm still able to speak
if anyone has fallen,
it surely isn't I
for I have an airtight alibi

don't you see I was writing
all through the day
and I was delighting
in what I had to say

my mind wasn't free to
obsess over you
(or your scent or your glances
or your regular advances
not your wit not your charm
when you hold me in your arms)
my mind wasn't free to
fall for you
(no sir, not I!)
I have an airtight alibi

03/09/2008

Author's Note: for the most recent of my legendary J's

Posted on 05/14/2008
Copyright © 2019 Devon E Mattys

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