You don’t need to love me Or tell me that you do Don’t make me any promises Just promise we’re not through Don’t give me one damn thing I won’t let you call this greed Just let me give to you that’s the only thing I need I know that this can work if you’d plant one simple seed You’d see it grow You don’t need to love me To know
You don’t need to need me It’s better that you don’t If each of us can walk away It won’t matter that I won’t We’ll both be self-contained, but together, not alone You can keep me in the dark, hell, it’s all I’ve ever known But we both could use a friend, who will always check the phone and take the call You don’t need to need me At all
Let me be your emergency contact Your occasional plus-one Your excuse to take a sick day When the forecast calls for sun
We can keep on being lonely But we don’t have to be apart And I’ll never even ask you To let me have your heart
So I’ll never break your heart No, I’ll never break your heart
You don’t need to love me To let me help you through You don’t need to confide in me I’ve got crap enough for two You don’t need to answer I’ll know before you do But hear me And believe me That you don’t need to love me The way that I love you
Not quite sure how I’m supposed to do this right now or how I’m supposed to feel when it looks like you’re doing fine but you’re telling me you’re not. It’s hard to comprehend and yet I understand but it’s fucking scary.