You Don’t Deserve One Tear

 

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16th Annual Great American Song Contest
GASC HONOR FINALISTS / 2014 – Tedd Swormstedt

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YOU DON’T DESERVE ONE TEAR

 

 

Honey I can taste the lie that still lingers on your lips
Jack Daniel’s whiskey mixed with someone else’s kiss
I can smell the cheap perfume with every breath I breathe
I found a red lip stick love note in the pocket of your jeans
Your lies are stronger than ninety proof
Don’t waste my time with your lame excuse

You don’t deserve one tear from my eye
To be a thought that crosses my mind
You don’t deserve to hear my goodbye
You don’t deserve one tear from my eye

I guess the promise that you made with this diamond ring
Don’t mean nothing much to you, but to me was everything
All the pieces you made of my heart
Who the hell do you think you are

You don’t deserve one tear from my eye
To be a thought that crosses my mind
You don’t deserve to hear my goodbye
You don’t deserve one tear from my eye

Honey some day you’ll learn
We get what we deserve
Keep lies, sell the diamond back
Take your bottle and kiss your Jack

All the places you left a scar
Who the hell do you think you are?

You don’t deserve one tear from my eye
To be a thought that crosses my mind
You don’t deserve to hear my goodbye
You don’t deserve one tear from my eye


The story behind the song…
I wrote this thinking back about the time my heart was destroyed by someone insensitive and selfish and from that stand point that you can take my heart, you can break it, you can be indiscreet and mean, but you know there is one thing you just don’t deserve and that is a tear from my eye.