Seth Davidson (Seth Davidson)

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Seth Davidson

There's no one home
Your blue eyes say
Across the table
So far away
Wish I could touch
Your hands or hair
But you're not there.

Those messages
You coyly see
Your shifting glance
Ain't meant for me
Can't comprehend
But no surprise
The truth has left your eyes.

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

I know so well
Your cool voicemail
I hear you tell
That soon you'll call me back
But we both know
That's a cover
For another.

Why do I insist
On hearing what's untrue
Why do I resist
The searing as we break in two
Why do I plead
If only you would take me back
Or failing that ...

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

This empty room
Still has your scent
The day is spent
I sweep the floor
But you're still here
A million miles away
But baby won't you stay?

I walk on by
That coffee shop we met at
That park we laughed and played at
I wonder why
You left me in a heartbeat
Time moves so slow
But don't you know?

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

Half Your Lies

Back when we were young
We saw each other through a lens
Refracting blinding love and light
I held you close and hot that night.

We thought forever was a thing
And whispered it in darkened cars
It seemed that you’d been heaven sent
Until the moment came and went.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

The jobs and people, bills and kids
All rolled, one long onrushing wave
The grass and pills and gin and rum
‘Til we just staggered forward numb.

And then I saw you, you saw me
The fog it lifted, easily
And all the things that seemed so rough
We brushed away, we’d had enough.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

Back when we were young
We saw each other openly
I loved you and you loved me
Girl that’s how it was meant to be.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

Don't Tell Me


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There's no one home
Your blue eyes say
Across the table
So far away
Wish I could touch
Your hands or hair
But you're not there.

Those messages
You coyly see
Your shifting glance
Ain't meant for me
Can't comprehend
But no surprise
The truth has left your eyes.

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

I know so well
Your cool voicemail
I hear you tell
That soon you'll call me back
But we both know
That's a cover
For another.

Why do I insist
On hearing what's untrue
Why do I resist
The searing as we break in two
Why do I plead
If only you would take me back
Or failing that ...

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

This empty room
Still has your scent
The day is spent
I sweep the floor
But you're still here
A million miles away
But baby won't you stay?

I walk on by
That coffee shop we met at
That park we laughed and played at
I wonder why
You left me in a heartbeat
Time moves so slow
But don't you know?

I'd give it all away so fast
It wouldn't even have to last
I'd gladly be the fool who tries
If I could just believe ... half your lies.

Half your lies would be my everything
Half your lies and I would never ask for anything
Half your lies and I would be complete
If only I could look into your eyes
Believing half your lies.

Half Your Lies

Back when we were young
We saw each other through a lens
Refracting blinding love and light
I held you close and hot that night.

We thought forever was a thing
And whispered it in darkened cars
It seemed that you’d been heaven sent
Until the moment came and went.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

The jobs and people, bills and kids
All rolled, one long onrushing wave
The grass and pills and gin and rum
‘Til we just staggered forward numb.

And then I saw you, you saw me
The fog it lifted, easily
And all the things that seemed so rough
We brushed away, we’d had enough.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

Back when we were young
We saw each other openly
I loved you and you loved me
Girl that’s how it was meant to be.

Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, man
Don’t tell me I’m grown up now, damn
Don’t tell me it’s too late for you
‘Cause that’s a lie, you know it, too.

Don't Tell Me

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Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto, I've lived all over this town.

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Writer. Lawyer. Husband. Dad.

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