It started with a hug,
It should have ended there.
I had a boyfriend who loved me;
Loved me way too much and it had me scared.
It was a drunken hug,
Led to a drink, a kiss
And somehow, after just a little hug,
It led to your bed.
Just a stupid, stupid hug,
And your ears to listen,
Your warmth to seek comfort in,
And your bed to rest my head.
It was a harmless hug,
That led to curling up together,
To laugh at ‘Fresh Meat’
And cry at ‘The Guardian’.
It was a meaningless hug
That started to mean so much more;
That broke up my relationship
And fractured how I was perceived.
It was nothing but a hug
That broke my heart
Left me with regret
That took more than a while to heal.
It was only a hug,
A hug that I got over,
A hug I could forget.
A hug I didn’t need to think about.
It was a year later,
I was happy,
Everything was finally perfect;
Then, across a bar, you smiled.