did i make you cry on Christmas Day? (well, you deserved it!)

December 26, 2006

this time of year, you always disappear
you tell me not to call, you tell me not to call
and when the door is closed,
you’re wearing different clothes
or hiding in the paper, pretending not to hear.

inexpensive wine, i buy it all the time
you tell me take it back,
you say you’ll take a nap
but i can see it now, you always tell me
how i could so much better
(you said it in your letter)

did i make you cry on Christmas Day?
did i let you down like every other day?
did i make you cry on Christmas Day?
did i let you down on Christmas Day?

the bed that isn’t made,
the broken window shade
the radiator song, i loved you all along
but i can see it now, you always tell me
how i could do so much better
(you said it in your letter)

i stay awake at night after we have a fight
i’m writing poems about you
(and they’re not very nice)
i didn’t mean to yell, i said i couldn’t tell
i only grabbed your wrist –
or would you rather we kissed?

did i make you cry on Christmas Day?
did i make you cry like every other day?
did i make you cry on Christmas Day?
did i make you cry?

(Sufjan Stevens)

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