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John Bartus: Music

Once More

(John Bartus)
January 23, 2005
John Bartus
A please-give-me-just-one-more-chance song. For those who screwed up and then realize it. Just waiting for a big-name country star to cover it... Tim? Kenny?
Once More
Words & Music by John Bartus

I'm sorry I didn't mean the things I said to you
And I never thought I'd ever hear you say, "we're through."
But now our house is empty, and the love it used to hold
Went with you when you walked right out the door
Now I would give most anything
If you were here and loving me once more

You told me that one day I might come to understand
Just how I hurt you the times you need me most to be your man
I kept my feelings deep inside, locked far away from you
Until the day when you could take no more
Now I would give you all I have
If you were here and loving me once more

Bridge: I took your love for granted and I took your love for free
And never knew the price I'd have to pay
I never knew just how much I need you by my side
Until the day you took your love away

I miss you I wonder where you're going to sleep tonight
And I love you please give me one more chance to make it right
'Cause this old house is empty, and the love it used to hold
Will still be here for you forevermore
'Cause I would give most anything
If you were here and loving me once more
I would give you everything
If you were here and loving me once more

1997 by John Bartus