"known now then" by Ani DiFranco

it's not so much that we got closer
it's that her face just got bigger
and by the time it was taking up my whole view
i figured my face had gotten bigger too
so i used it to try and sway her
say something to her
make my case 
but my face
never had a chance
all along it was the wrong song and dance

i just stood there
without even a stance
helpless to he advance 
and her retreat
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it wasn't so much that we fell in love as
my life just seemed to come down
to a slow walk on a straight line
between her smile and her frown
and maybe we never were as close
as we should have been
but i didn't know what i know now, then
yeah, i didn't know what i 
know now, then

Ani DiFranco Lyrics brought to you by danah boyd since 1995