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from Compass

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Words and Music by Christine Lavin/Flip-A-Jig
Tunes ASCAP Copyright 1991 Rounder Records

I have been replaced in your life
Why am I surprised
I'm the one who walked away
You're the one who cried
Now I hear that you've recovered
I should be relieved

Instead I hide under the covers at night
I dream in black and white
Second guess my every move
Try not to think of you, because

I have been replaced in your life
A blow to my pride
It's been just a couple of months
Since we were side by side
Now I see that you go strolling by
With someone else

While I continue on alone
Heading for parts unknown
Making solitary plans
Braving the storms the best I can

If it's true that women mourn
While men replace
Who's the stronger
Who's the weaker
Why should it matter in any case

I have been replaced in your life
The turning of the tides
Has washed away your heartache
Opened mine up wide
Now I feel an old familiar hurt
From years ago

And I know I've gone through this before
A different battle, a distant war
When the odd man out evens the score
It leaves you craving just a little bit more

I have been replaced
I have been replaced
I have been replaced
In your life

I have been replaced in your life

updated: 10 years ago