She Has You

She's all grown up now, but her imaginary friend still remembers.

Can you see me there,
In the back, by the door?
Just outside the lights
Of the whirlin’ dancefloor.

Do you see my face?
See the look in my eye?
Can you see how hard that
I try not to cry?

She’s smiling at you,
And you’re strokin’ her hair.
You’re dancing and smiling
Like there’s no one else there.

I’ve been here all along,
From the start to the end,
The very first person
That she called a friend.
It was me that she held,
When she cried in the night.
It was me that remained when
She turned out the lights.

Before she knew you.

She showed me her world,
Her dreams and her cares.
She showed me the mountains
That grew by the stairs.

But one day she stopped,
Then, out of the blue,
With tears in her eyes, told
Me all about you.

She told me your name,
Your smile and your face,
And how she had felt in
Your clumsy embrace.

I’ve been here all along,
From the start to the end,
The very first person
That she called a friend.
I was the one who watched
Her first suck her thumb.
It was me that looked up and
Knew my time had gone.

‘Cause now she has you.

And first I denied,
But now I can see,
She loves you much more
Than she ever did me.

I was her friend,
But while she held my hand,
I knew that someday she’d
Love some other man.

Now as my last words,
Be-fore I go,
There’s just a few things that
I want you to know.

...

I’ve been here all along
From the start to the end.
But my time is gone now
I tell you, my friend:
It’s you she will hold
When she cries in the night.
It’s your hand she’ll seek when
She’s not sure she’s right.

Her childhood has passed,
And she’s no need of me.
She has no more time for
Th’ imaginary.
You are her world,
Her love and her care,
But please, let her know that
I’ll always be there.

‘Cause she’s still got me too.

The End

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