How Long

Copyright 1989 Daniel E. Biemer

I only stopped a minute right outside the jewelry store
She hit ninety miles an hour as she headed past the door
I said, "Baby what's your problem? Are you sure that you're O.K.?"
But she's already in the Target looking through the lingerie.
 
When I wake up in the morning and I feel her hand in mine
I lie real still and hold it for a long, long time
Live for the moment was your mamma's best advice
But every time I see a kid I think about the future
 
Let's talk about love
How much longer must we take it day by day?
How much longer must you play the games you play?
How much longer till you throw it all away?
How long? How long?
 
Went to her cousin's wedding down in Danville Saturday
I thought she'd die to keep from catching that bouquet
Then after dinner walking through the parking lot
She climbed into the back seat and she told me she was hot
 
Let's talk about love
How much longer must we take it day by day?
How much longer must you play the games you play?
How much longer till you throw it all away?
How long? How long? 
 
She doesn't like commitments, says she doesn't like the chains,
Says the jealousy gets worse 'til not a shred of love remains
If you never open up, you never suffer any pain
I say you let a good thing go then girl you just ain't got a brain
 
When I wake up in the morning and I feel her hand in mine
I lie real still and hold it for a long, long time
Live for the moment was your mamma's best advice
But every time I see you there I think about the future
 
Let's talk about love
How much longer must we take it day by day?
How much longer must you play the games you play?
How much longer till you throw it all away?
How long? How long?