a tear and a sneer

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a tear and a sneer

we fell in from the start
love was a wave combing our hearts
all too soon i would know
the storm in your eyes- the undertow
never knew that you'd let me go
never knew that i'd miss you so

we surely shared a laugh
conversation, a photograph
how could i walk away
with so much to lose so much left to say?
now i know why you had to go
now i know how you suffered so

my inane words of wisdom
can you ever forgive them?
how foolish could i be?
thought you were bored with me
i should've set you free but it has been...

so long my friend
there/here at the end
would not let go/
want you to know
i was wrong
but you know me
punk as can be
apology is a song/
my apology is this song

so long my dear
year after year
ill think of you each may
but you know me
dumb as can be
regret fills every day
so long
i leave you with a tear and a sneer


from [a tear and a sneer], released November 16, 2011



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Oats Atlanta, Georgia

Todd 'Oats' Olsen began his career by co-founding the CHR band, The Waiting which toured internationally for a decade and garnered five #1 hits nationally in the US.
Oats continues to record and play spot dates with The Waiting and has produced dozens of other artists. His debut solo release, [a tear and a sneer] was released in November 2011.
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