Hardest Hurt

from by Rose Polenzani

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use a gentle word
try to say it nicely
only want to use
words that will reflect you
I only want the truth
spoken at a tender price

only want to stop
stop before I hurt you
stop before the false
witness is upon us
settled like a frost
lacing up a tender crop

don't ask me to feel
more than what I know is real

have a little hope
I don't want to make you
anybody's joke
something bigger than your
trust in me is broken
if you don't believe me

it's a bitter road
if you really know me
like you like to say
wouldn't it be easy
to walk the other way
or show me some forgiveness

don't ask me to keep
coming back only to leave

the hardest hurt
you speak in the harshest voice
the hardest heart
is making the hardest choice
don't ask me to leave

if I say your name
if I call you by the
secret one we made,
would you stop and listen
would you see yourself
see you in my loving

don't ask me to see
someone I don't know you to be


from August, released August 1, 2004
Rose Polenzani: Acoustic guitar, vocals, keys
Sean Staples: Mandolin
Austin Nevins: Electric Guitars


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