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Today's Poem of the Day comes from Lyric of the Day #13, "Out of Tune", a song by band Real Estate

"You play along to songs written for you

But you're all out of tune"

I wrote a song about you today.
It sounded like a letter
scratched on old vinyl
It's a sad song, a song about the way you ran away
A song about me not having the nerve
to ask you to stay
I wrote a song about you today
on an old, out-of-tune guitar
it's not a good song,
I got the notes all wrong.
Wrong like my mind around you
like the love I thought was true
like the question I wanted to say
like the way you were gone by the end of the day.
I wrote a song about you today
But I didn't finish it,
I just stopped about half way
I thought that was the best song for you
a half-cocked, unsung ballad
of lost love and slamming doors
of beauty queens in department stores
or junkie thieves and lyin' whores.
I wrote a song about you today, maybe you can play along
It starts like this:
I wrote a song...
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