I Can Be That Woman

You're asleep on the couch with Tammy
And she looks straight up at me
The reproach in her eyes is imagined
But the pain that I feel is real
She jumps down and her tail is swishin'
Like a feather right under your nose
And then you wake up
And you're bleary-eyes
I say I'm sorry
I can see you've cried

You look frail as yoiu stand before me
Then you curse and kick a chair
And the dog, bless her heart, licks my fingers
But she jerks every time you swear
I feel sick and my hands are shaking
This is how all our fights have begun
You say you've had it
And you say, screw you
I say, I love you
And I know it's true

You're not the man you should've been
I let you down somehow
I'm not the woman I could've been
But I can be that woman now

You're confused when you turn to face me
Is it true or is she drunk
But it's clear that I've hit my rock bottom
I'm aware of how far I've sunk
And the dog is the first to feel it
There's a shimmer of hope in your eyes
You can't believe it
But you're close to tears
Oh, god, I'm sorry for the wasted years

You're not the man you should've been
I let you down somehow
I'm not the woman I could've been
But I can be that woman now 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Not the one I could have been
I can be that woman
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Not the one I could have been

And I've let you down
Not the one I could have been
I can be that woman 
 

 
2021 Universal/Union Songs


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