Slow Dancing Alone

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie Burandt
Written on 12/31/2019 in Los Angeles, California

I couldn’t see the mask I wore
In the mirror of our home
I built it with such love for you
That I lost myself in our poem
Now I must release you to love
Both you and myself
Yet in the desert of heartbreak
You’re all I’m thinking of

I asked you to move in life with me
And you said you would
But now in the dark of winter
I see you never could
Our room was always burning
But I was slow dancing alone
Slow dancing alone

Always feeding the wrong wolf
Fear robs you of your dance
I knew this before I gave my heart
But I decided to take a chance
Trying my best to hold space
For you to slay demons
But in forgotten boundaries
My power seemed to erase

I asked you to move in life with me
And you said you would
But now in the dark of winter
I see you never could
Our room was always burning
But I was slow dancing alone
Slow dancing alone

It’s still okay to miss you
Even though I know
I can never dance with a partner
Who won’t

I asked you to move in life with me
And you said you would
But now in the dark of winter
I see you never could
Our room was always burning
But I was slow dancing alone
Slow dancing alone