Songs by
Jacob Greenleaf

It Ain't Me

I used to think there'd come a day when you would wind up sad and lonely

Lamenting throwing me away and thinking how you loved me only

You'd finally empathize the way it cut me down to size

All the years I spent under your thumb

But I'm old enough to know - that day'll prob'ly never come


I used to think in time you'd find the facts of what I saw so clearly

If I only waited long enough you'd see the truths I held so dearly

One morning you'd awaken, realize you were mistaken

And then I could finally loosen my tongue

But I'm old enough to know - that day'll prob'ly never come


Who can say who get's to get his way?

To set the shape of things to be?

I only know that it ain't me

No, It ain't me


Cringing at the thought of how I've always tried to be so charming

Cultivating empty air, a careless humor so disarming

Dreaming one day maybe I could put the act away be-

cause I'm sick to death of just playin' dumb

But I'm old enough to know - that day'll prob'ly never come


Who gets to slip the net of all his past regret,

Shed his shame, and set himself free?

I only know that it ain't me

Nah, it ain't me


So if tomorrow you get up and things just aren't what you'd expected

A clue for you my darlin that's no reason you should feel dejected

Just think how meaningless your life would be if you acquired the power to see

The things that still had not yet become

Lucky you and me

There's only so much that we ever get to see... and

no matter how you think it ought to be - that day'll prob'ly never come