Empty Chairs
Don McLean
I feel the trembling tickle of a sleepless night
Creep through my fingers and the moon is bright
Beams of blue come flickering through my windowpane
Like Gypsy moths that dance around a candle flame

And I wonder if you know that I never understood
That although you said you?d go
Until you did, I never thought you would

Moonlight used to bathe the contours of your face
While chestnut hair fell all around the pillowcase
And the fragrance of your flowers rest beneath my head
A sympathy bouquet left with love that?s dead

And I wonder if you know that I never understood
That although you said you?d go
Until you did, I never thought you would

I never thought the words you said were true
I never thought you said just what you meant
I never knew how much I needed you
I never thought you?d leave, until, you went

Morning comes and morning goes, with no regret
And evening brings the memories I can?t forget
Empty rooms that echo as I climb the stairs
And empty clothes that drape and fall on empty chairs

And I wonder if you know that I never understood
That although you said you?d go
Until you did, I never thought you would

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Thanks to N.M.Hill for submitting these lyrics.