From the recording Songs from Willow Glen

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I Should Have Saved Myself
Credits:
Words & Music by Nicolette Aubourg ©1992
Nicolette Aubourg: Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Jorgen Carlsson: Bass, Electric Guitar & Percussion

Lyrics

I should have saved myself
(I wrote this song a long time ago but I recorded it again since I did not have a recording I was happy with. After presenting Jorgen with my freshly recorded vocal/guitar tracks (complete with a dog shaking its collar at the end), Jorgen submerged into his musical realm, eventually re-surfacing with this lovely interpretation.)

The first time that I saw you
your eyes told a story.
Your smile was full of pain
and I wanted you to stay.

I tried to be near you.
After all these years
I thought that you would hear me.
But the candle you burn in my heart
is wax that keeps falling,
and I hold on to the pain
just to be near you.

Slip away, before I give it all again -
slip away.
Slip away, before I give it all again -
slip away.
I hold on to the pain just to be near you.

Is there a reason
you came into my life?
That you should have taught me
humility, there is no doubt.
But I was slow to learn,
slow to learn,
and my heart still burns for you tonight.

Slip away, before I give it all again -
slip away.
Slip away, before I give it all again -
slip away.
I hold on to the pain just to be near you.

I should have saved myself -
saved myself,
before I tried to rescue you
into my life;
saved myself, saved myself -
before I tried to rescue you
into my life.

Words & Music by Nicolette Aubourg ©1992