cool

midnight
no smoking section
she walks in like she owns the entire room

and i stare down
into my water
wondering what can take away all this gloom

it’s a pretty bad case
my situation
i let you take every ounce of energy i had

but it won’t last
i can’t see it stayin’ this way
there must be something good to follow all this bad

don’t get uptight
let her lose her cool
patience is a virtue never known to me

but it’s about to change
i can feel it turning
finding something upon which we can agree

so i give her space
all the room she needs
no one can say i smothered her this time around

i give her plenty of rope
and she’ll hang herself
fade into the background without a sound

i won’t get upset
i’ll let her lose her cool
patience is a virtue well known to me

everything has changed
i can feel it churning
i finally got something upon which we can agree

words and music by joseph herbert, copyright 2000