I know that you heard what I said.
I can tell by the tilt of your head
and the twitch of an eyebrow.
I know you understood what I meant
when I said even though we're a team,
it's your decision this time.
I know you didn't believe me
as I glanced at you over my tea
and said: "I can stand on my own."
I know I'm not getting through
with these things that I'm saying to you
'cause that look is still in your eye.
So all I can do is shrug,
stand up to give you a hug
and comfort myself with the thought:
well hell, I gave it a try.