Dead to Me

from by Eliot Wilder

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Just who are you
I'm not really certain
Don't really know ya
And that is the truth
You look familiar
Like someone I once knew
Like a sister I had
Way back in my youth

You say that you know me
But what do you know
Some guy you can judge
Some guy you can demean
You say you're my sister
And that may be true
But show me the form that says
I'm related to you

However you think
However you think it
However we share antipathy
You are dead
You are dead
You are dead
You are dead to me

I know what you're thinking
Or maybe I don't
I thought that I did
But I could be wrong
I don't know your signals
Don't know your intentions
Don't know your number
Ding dong

You think I'm opaque
You think I'm a dummy
Never done nothing good
Or even worthwhile
But all I see
When I look at you
Is a vacant stare
And a forced smile

We have an agreement
Whatever it is
Doesn't make much sense
And it seems pretty dumb
We pretend that we care
When we couldn't care less
You are not my pal
And I am not your chum

It's been this way
For more than 60 years
And it's highly likely
That it will always be
So I'm putting a stop
To this pointless charade
I'm telling you
That you are dead to me


from Past Imperfect, released December 26, 2016



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