A Moment of Clarity

Photo of Paul Miles Schneider.

A Moment of Clarity

Music, lyrics, and arrangement by Paul Miles Schneider. © 1993.

Please, please don’t lead me on.
Don’t say the words I’m longing to hear.
You, you’ve been practicing.
You know your lines, that’s great.
Now just please disappear.

Did you really think I’d wanna stay the night
After the harsh words spoken?
Did you really think that everything’s all right
After my heart was broken?

It was just a moment of clarity,
A flash in my head where everything tumbles into place.
Baby, please, I don’t need your charity,
Your looks of concern, your pats on the back.
See, I’ve had this moment of clarity,
A little discovery.
It’s time to pick up and move on.

Don’t move so close to me.
Don’t think that I’m not going to care.
You were so good to me.
Apparently, the future was too much to bare.

Did you really think that we could still be friends
With occasional nights of passion?
Isn’t it a shame that now our story ends?
Sadly, I’m not in fashion.

It was just a moment of clarity,
A flash in my head where everything tumbles into place.
Baby, please, I don’t need your charity,
Your looks of concern, your pats on the back.
See, I’ve had this moment of clarity,
A little discovery.
It’s time to pick up and move on.

I’m gonna break out tonight.
I’m gonna make it on my own.
Nothing can stop me tonight.
I’m gonna go it alone.

And if you should wonder,
There’s nobody home.
There’s nobody waiting all night by the phone.
There’s nobody home.

No use in compromise.
No deal we struck could ever compare.
Your need to improvise
Has finally put an end to this sad love affair.

Did you really think my feelings were controlled
Like a light switch without a dimmer?
Isn’t it too bad our ship is going down?
Sorry you’re not a swimmer.

It was just a moment of clarity,
A flash in my head where everything tumbles into place.
Baby, please, I don’t need your charity,
Your looks of concern, your pats on the back.
See, I’ve had this moment of clarity,
A little discovery.
It’s time to pick up and move on.