I Don't Want To Own You
(Chris Gage)
Golly Gee Music (ASCAP)

from the CD Albert and Gage - Cry Love  (MoonHouse Records)

I've been thinking over all you said last night
You were crying when you turned out the light
You'd been complaining how you've got to live your life
You've got to be somebody not just somebody's wife 

I want more time together, you need some time alone
You need to feel like you can stand up on your own
You've got new friends and I no longer fit into your plans
But if you use your wings to fly, will you come back again?

     I don't want to own you
     But I need to know you're mine
     I don't mean to control you
     Your body or your mind

     I'm just afraid of losing you
     To the freedom that you'll find
     I don't want to own you
     But I need to know you're mine 

I'm still holding on to the way things used to be
When I could turn to you and you'd be there for me
How this all will end neither of us knows
But as I watch you drive away again, I feel myself let go

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