“You’re going to fall in love one day,
and you’re going to want to stay there.
It’s like waking up from a dream
and realizing you’re still in it,
even after the alarm clock screams like it’s hurting
and the birds sing loudly enough to break the sky open.
You ‘re going to fall in love one day,
and you’re going to watch yourself get left behind.
You’ll know when it’s coming,
but you’ll still act surprised when it does.
I don’t know what you thought was gonna happen,
baby, but this is it.
And maybe you’ll hold your breath
like you’re waiting for a different ending
and maybe you’ll hate your mother like it’s her fault
for not protecting you better
and maybe you’ll forget you even loved anyone else.
It’s okay, baby,
you’re going to fall in love,
and you’re going to eventually fall out of love,
and you’re gonna get better
and you’re gonna cry like you’re being reborn,
because maybe you are
and maybe you needed to break your heart
to realize just how big it really is.
You’re going to fall in love one day,
and it won’t hurt this time.
It will feel like a storm you
didn’t know was coming,
and you’ll learn how to dance in the rain again
instead of running away from it.”