you choose

You Choose
-Pet Shop Boys

He’s gone
You’ve lost
Stay behind
and count the cost
You try
You lose
You don’t fall in love by chance
You choose

It’s a decision
made overtime
Should you take the risk
and start to climb
the steepest hill
only to find
halfway there you’ve been
left behind

Choosing to love
is risking a lot
and trying to change
and to keep all you’ve got
But don’t pretend
it comes out of the blue
You take a chance
and see it through
and if it’s refused
what can you do?
Continue hopefully
Start anew

Lick your wounds
Buy your booze
You won’t get drunk by accident
You choose
Don’t blame him
for refusing your bid
He didn’t decide to love
You did

Learn the lesson
Take the blows
You didn’t fall in love by chance
You chose
Play the sad songs
Sing the blues
You don’t fall in love by chance
You chose

3 thoughts on “you choose”

  1. it’s pretty true what you say, Mike. in fact, it reminds me of this quote, “So funny where life leads us all. Best listen to your heart, even if there’s a fall here and there… you’ll probably never wonder…what if”.

  2. well, i was talking more about you choosing who you fall in love with, not so much about whether or not it will be returned. we all choose who we pine over.

    i guess the point i was making is that you are the one who chooses to love and you can’t blame someone else if they don’t love you or not. you are the one who chose to go down that path and once you make that commitment, you have to live with all of the consequences.

    that doesn’t mean that that is a bad thing, you have to make choices to live life. you can’t always play it safe because then you may have missed out on some of the biggest opportunities in your life.

    you choose to love. you choose whether or not you have the chance for happiness. don’t pretend that these things fortuitously just happen to you, because it doesn’t.

    if you take a chance and are denied, the best that you can do is start anew and keep trying. that’s what life is all about.

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