He was with Martha…

They even looked at each other once
Across the crowded bar
He was with Martha, she was with Tom
Neither of them really knew what was going on
A strange feeling of never
heartbeats becoming synchronized
It’s been that way forever
But most of the time it’s just near misses
Or kisses once at a bookstore, once at a party
She came in as he was leaving
And years ago at the movies
She sat behind him
The 6:30 showing of “While You Were Sleeping”
He never once looked around
It’s so easy from above
You can really see it all
People who belong together
Lost and sad and small
But there’s nothing to be done for them
It doesn’t work that way
Sure we all have soulmates but we walk past them every day
And it’s not like they were ever
Actually unhappy in the lives they lived
He married Martha, she married Tom
Just this faint notion that something was wrong
An ache, an absence, a phantom limb
An itch that could never be scratched
It’s so easy from above
You can really see it all
People who belong together
Lost and sad and small
But there’s nothing to be done for them
It doesn’t work that way
Sure we all have soulmates but we walk past them every day
Neither of them knew what was going on
A strange feeling of never
Heartbeats becoming synchronized
Stay that way forever
Who knows whether that’s how it should be
Maybe a ghost lived in that vacancy
Maybe that’s how books get written
Maybe that’s why songs get sung
Maybe we are the unlucky ones
It’s so easy from above
You can really see it all
People who belong together
Lost and sad and small
But there’s nothing to be done for them
It doesn’t work that way
Sure we all have soulmates
But we walk past them every day
Maybe that’s how books get written
Maybe that’s why songs get sung
Maybe we are the unlucky ones
Maybe that’s how books get written
Maybe that’s why songs get sung
Maybe we are the unlucky ones

Ben Folds/Nick Hornby – From Above

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