Why Bother

I’m not a mystery
Everything I think is written down
Keeping me from keeping you around
I can’t keep my feet on the ground

And there’s a million ways
That I could mess it up, I always do
Making plans and making them too soon
I can’t make much sense out of you

Why bother?
'Cause I’d rather
Call it off
Than wait for it to work
Why bother?
‘Cause I bet you’re better off
With some other hopeless jerk
And I like you
But what can I do?
There’s too much space
To make you stay

And there’s a price to pay
For doing what I do, but I can’t stop
I open up my heart like it’s my job
I tell myself it’s over, but it’s not
I’ve got a running list
Of all the times I tried to break my fall
And all the times I wished that you would call
And all the times I wished for you at all

Why bother?
'Cause I’d rather
Call it off
Than wait for it to work
Why bother?
‘Cause I bet you’re better off
With some other hopeless jerk
And I like you
But what can I do?
There’s too much space
To make you stay

I’m not a mystery
Everything I think is written down
Yeah, everything I think is written down
Keeping me from keeping you around

Why bother?
'Cause I’d rather
Call it off
Than wait for it to work
Why bother?
‘Cause I bet you’re better off
With some other hopeless jerk
And I like you
But what can I do?
There’s too much space
To make you stay
There’s too much space
To make you stay

Written in...

2008

Appears on...

...Was Right All Along (2009)
...Still Right All Along (2019)

Songwriter(s)...

John-Allison Weiss

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