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Okay For Now

(Valerie Sciarra)
Valerie Sciarra

OKAY FOR NOW is a look inside the head of the woman who stays.  It's so easy to judge these married women who are publicly humiliated by their spouse's infidelity, but who are we to say what someone else should or shouldn't put up with.  I watched Elliot Spitzer (former Governor of NY) and his wife, Silda Wall, at the press conference where he stepped down because of a sex scandal and I wondered what she must be thinking standing behind him.  

 

There's a look in your eyes
That tells me you're gone.
I can't say I didn't know, 
But I can't move on.
It started two months ago
When you came home late.
Something 'bout the boys at work
And no, I shouldn't wait.
But it's not that easy for me to leave
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll smile a big smile and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay for now.
My friends wanna know
Why I'm still around.
How can I explain to them
I am frozen to the ground?
'Cause it's not that easy for me to leave
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll smile a big smile and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay for now.
It's been dark for a while
And you're nowhere near.
I'll just read another book
And I'll wait for you here.
Can't even call my friends
They won't hear it anymore.
They tell me I'm wasting my life
I should have left you before.
But it's not that easy for me to leave.
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll try, I'll try, I'll try to smile and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay, that'll have to be okay.
It's all I can do now. 

There's a look in your eyes
That tells me you're gone.
I can't say I didn't know, 
But I can't move on.
It started two months ago
When you came home late.
Something 'bout the boys at work
And no, I shouldn't wait.


But it's not that easy for me to leave
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll smile a big smile and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay for now.


My friends wanna know
Why I'm still around.
How can I explain to them
I am frozen to the ground?


'Cause it's not that easy for me to leave
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll smile a big smile
and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay for now.


It's been dark for a while
And you're nowhere near.
I'll just read another book
And I'll wait for you here.
Can't even call my friends
They won't hear it anymore.
They tell me I'm wasting my life
I should have left you before.


But it's not that easy for me to leave.
I wanna stay here in these memories
So I'll try, I'll try, I'll try to smile
and I won't look in your eyes.
That'll be okay, that'll have to be okay.
It's all I can do now.