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It Should Have Been Us

from Fences by Schweitzer



Relationships are complicated.


The wound is too deep, I can’t recover
Something has broken deep down inside
and it’s too hard to care about anything else but the pain

I know it’s not fair, I know it’s selfish
I’m holding on tight when you must let go
But I close my eyes, and your smile and your sweet voice remain

The hours are agony, the days are slow torture
The years ahead look like a bottomless pit that my life will fall through
And what hurts the most, I’m on the edge
and you’re so close yet so far away

I’ll learn to accept, the constant bleeding
I’ll walk through the things I know I must do
And I’ll try like hell to be happy, cause you want me to

It may be foolish, it may be wrong
but if I could just have you appear by my side, for a moment,
I’d touch your face, say I love you, and finally let go

It should have been us, sometimes you agree
We seemed to click and it shined on us both like a luminous sunset, fated to fade,
you are my heart and you’re so close yet so far away

With each beat of my heart, I’m sending you love
And if there is really and surely a God it will touch you, softly
a tap on your heart, just to remind
I’m so close yet so far away

Sweetness, you are my heart and you’re so close
yet so far away

It should have been us


from Fences, released February 16, 2018


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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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