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The Difference

MUSIC & LYRICS BY CAROLINE JONES

I said “why do you chase me so
When you know I won’t give in?”
He paused at me, his eyes narrowed
Said “I can’t help it (you little bitch!)”

And so he listened while I told
And he answered when I asked
And with the stories of my soul
He drew a map

He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference
He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference

He breathes embers into sparks
Just to keep my body warm at night
Takes the temperature of my heart
And keeps the stars I hang my dreams on in his sight

& I will go to any length
To live up to the strength he knows I have
I will travel any route
To give up doubt of the woman he knows I am

He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference
He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference

Lord knows only time will tell
If ever I’ll blush for someone else
He compels me with his heartfelt
Honesty unparalleled

He peers around my learning curve
Calls me on my shortsighted nerve
Knows me better than I know myself

He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference
He doesn’t do what I want when I want it
But he does what I need when I need it
Gosh damn, somehow that man, he knows the difference

He doesn’t follow where I walk
But if I turn, he will be there
How can a man who’s such a rock
Be lighter than the air?