The What Could Have Been Blues

(Another possible title: "Reverse Blues")

© 1999 lyrics by Michael Strand

  1. Think of me at times when you get lonely
    Think of all the times that could have been
    See, I could have been your one and only
    Feeling blue you could have turned to me.

Ref. But Iím gone, babe, itís the way you choose
that makes you sing the What Could Have Been Blues.

  1. Loneliness could be a faded memory
    No silent weep, an echo from your heart.
    You and I in fundamental harmony
    Agree to disagree Ė itís living art.

Ref. But Iím gone, babe, itís the way you choose
that makes you sing the What Could Have Been Blues.

  1. Dream of me at night and see us dancing
    Drown in my embrace and in my eyes.
    Feel my breath blow gentle waves of pleasure
    touch your neck and ear, your arms and thighs.
    Our love could be your greatest treasure,
    but at night now darkness shares your sighs.
    Think how much our friendship you could treasure.
    But the choice you made has had itís prize.
    (Earlier version: Now you only meet love in disguise.)

Ref. But Iím gone, babe, itís the way you choose
that makes you sing the What Could Have Been Blues.

  1. Waking up alone it makes you wonder
    what you missed at times you didnít share.
    Ainít it sad? Your love is over yonder.
    Fear Ė not love Ė made that you didnít dare.

Ref. So Iím gone, babe, itís the way you choose
that makes you sing the What Could Have Been Blues.
Yes, Iím gone, babe, itís the way you choose
that makes you sing the What Could Have Been Blues.