keep you lyrics – sugarland

we said goodbye. tried a hand at magic.
but we couldn’t make us disappear.
not a day goes by i don’t wish i had you.
so in a way, i’m glad you’re still here.
it’s a bitter sweet victory.
lovin’ the ghost in front of me.

now i can’t laugh, can’t cry.
and i can’t run, can’t hide.
what do i gotta do?
what do i gotta do to keep you?
what do i gotta do to keep you from doing this to me?

i wrote a couple of notes.
one in love, one in anger.
they’re lying there dying in the dresser drawer.
lived louder than my voice. struggled through a stranger.
he loved me until i loved you even more.
it’s a bitter sweet victory.
knowin’ someone else wanted me.

now i can’t laugh, can’t cry.
and i can’t run, can’t hide.
you get used to the pain, and numb to the sting
till you can’t feel anything.

you tried to explain, but i couldn’t hear it.
as if your words were my tears.
flowing freely, warm and quiet.
from the edges of my eyes and my ears.
then all that disappears.

now i can’t laugh, can’t cry.
and i can’t run, can’t hide.
now i can’t laugh, can’t cry.
and i can’t run, can’t hide.

what do i gotta do?
what do i gotta do to keep you?
what do i gotta do to keep you from doing this to me?

/ sugarland lyrics