American Anthropology

I Don’t Believe in Love

by Lindsey Eck

I don’t believe in love
I don’t believe in trust
I don’t believe they make a steel
that’s never going to rust
I don’t believe in love
I don’t believe in joy
I don’t believe in planting trees
the frost will just destroy
I don’t believe in love
You can’t convince me what they say is true
but I believe in me and you

You make my heart beat loud and fast
you let my soul take wing
but please don’t say you love me
’cause it doesn’t mean a thing

I don’t believe in love
I don’t believe in youth
I don’t believe those magazines
are showing us the truth
I don’t believe in love
I don’t believe in tears
I’ve got no use for scrapbooks
full of faded souvenirs
I don’t believe in love
I don’t believe that gray gives way to blue
but I believe in me and you

I still believe in sunsets
and walks along the sand
but please don’t say you love me
Just smile and take my hand

I don’t believe in love
The movies always lie
and life’s too full of lotteries
where no one wins a prize
I don’t believe in roses
I don’t believe in thorns
I don’t believe in holding on
to rings I’ve never worn
I don’t believe in love
You can’t convince me what they say is true
but I believe in me and you

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