Been In Love

from by Dave Smallen

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At first I must admit I wasn't looking for nothing
When I stepped into the crowd all the colors started running
But I take a chance when it comes to me
And through the blur, yeah there you were
And for a moment I was 16, aching as always
For a girl collecting light far down a crowded hallway
If I knew back then what I know now, I wouldn't have even tried
Cause now I've looked into your eyes

I've been in love so many times, it never gets easier
I make mistakes, I never seem to learn
Hey you, don't you go and make me hurt

I can be sure as hell you're not interested in hearing
About the road I walked before, I wish I could strike it clear
But I will spare you the dirt and gravel strewn about my past
And I'll suffice it just to tell you that
All the regrets I've ever had, all the mistakes I've ever made
Well they all just disappeared the moment I looked into your face
You know I wouldn't change a minute that led up to now
As long as you don't shoot me down, don't shoot me down

I've been in love, so many times it never gets easier
I make mistakes, I never seem to learn
Hey you, don't you go and make me hurt
No you understand, when I hold you in my shaking hands
When we're singing along to a 1990s band
Hey you, no one's gonna ruin our plans

When I was young, I had this dream
There was this girl always next to me
I knew her heartbeat, her hands
But every time I tried to see her face
She'd turn away
But it was love

I knew that it was you right when the night got cold
You pressed your body into mine, all your heart all your soul
I found your fingers in the darkness and everything was still
All the pain was killed, all the blood was spilled

credits

from Happiness, released December 13, 2011
Dave Smallen - Guitar, Vocals, Organ, Engineer, Producer
Shawn Harris - Background Vocals
Vanessa Harris - Background Vocals
Evan Evans - Bass
Noah Clark - Drums & Percussion
Robert Cheek - Engineer, Mixing
Hans Dekline - Mastering

Written by Dave Smallen

Recorded at The Hangar in Sacramento, Dave's house in Los Angeles

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