By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 5/24/2018
Posted: 8/13/2017
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Track 4 from my 1997 album 'The Man Who Isn't There'.

Robert Wyland is an American artist best known for his large outdoor murals featuring images of life-size whales and other sea life. Steve was a huge fan of his, and borrowed money from me to buy a copy of the piece shown above. After he dumped me, the only time I saw him was each week when he came to pay back another installment.

This was actually the first song composed for this album, and the first recorded when I decided to aim at doing a whole album.

How does it feel to discover youíve been used as bait to rekindle an exís interest? Something like this.

Donít Think That I Can Take This

By Paul S. Cilwa

Lyrics

You said that you loved me,
Said you'd be there for me,
So it felt so right to lie with me all through the night.
Said things like "Forever,
We will be together!"
I just can't believe you'd leave just when things looked so bright.

Don't think I can take this.
Don't think I can make it.
Never thought that you could be so mean to me,
So cruel.
Never thought that he would win;
That you'd ever go back to him.
Never thought you'd lie to me,
That I would be your fool.

Said I loved you only.
So glad to not be lonely!
Said that it was time to live together,
You and I
Move out to an island
Decorate with Wyland
I just believe you'd leave, that it was all a lie.

Don't think I can take this.
Don't think I can make it.
Never thought that you could be so mean to me,
So cruel.
Never thought that he would win;
That you'd ever go back to him.
Never thought you'd lie to me,
That I would be your fool.