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The Heartbreak Kid

John Michael Hersey
John Michael Hersey


She was a goddess

In heavenly bodice

She was the belle of the dreamer’s ball

A green teenager

A minimum wager

I had the will but had no wherewithal

Just a flower on the wall


One day in homeroom

My little heart went boom

She turned around and she said hello

At first I stuttered

Then suddenly muttered

“Next week’s the dance, if you want we could go”

And she didn’t tell me no

Oh Yeah


But in everything I did

And every word I said

I was just the heartbreak kid

With the lady in red

I tried to be so cool

But there are some things that you don’t learn in school

When you’re just an adolescent fool


I went from zero

To locker room hero

The most attention I ever got

The guys were jealous

They said to me, “Tell us

What is your secret, that girl is so hot

And you certainly are not”


And then came Friday

My pie in the sky day

Cause when I showed up at her address

She said, “It could be

You misunderstood me

It’s true I never said no, I confess

But I never told you yes”

Oh no



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