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So here I am once more in the playground
      of the broken hearts
one more experience, one more entry

      in a diary, Self-penned
Yet another emotional suicide
      overdosed on sentiment and pride
Too late to say I love you
      Too late to restage the play
Abandoning the relics in my playground
      of yesterday
(1)

I'm losing on the swings,

      I'm losing on the roundabouts (2)
I'm losing on the swings,

      I'm losing on the roundabouts
Too much, too soon, too far, to go, too late
      to play, the game is over
The game is over

So here I am once more
      in the playground of the broken heart
I'm losing on the swings, losing on
      the roundabouts, the game is over,
over

Yet another emotional suicide
      overdosed on sentiment and pride
I'm losing on the swings, I'm losing
      on the roundabouts, the game is
over

Too late to say I love you
      Too late to restage the play
The game is over

I act the role in classic style of a martyr
      carved with a twisted smile,
To bleed the lyric for this song
      to write the rites to right my wrongs
an epitaph to a broken dream
      to exorcise this silent scream
A scream that's borne from sorrow

I never did write that love song
      the words just never seemed to flow
Now sad in reflection
      Did I gaze through perfection
and examine the shadows on
      the other side of morning
and examine the shadows on
      the other side of mourning
Promised wedding, now a wake
(3)

The fool escaped from Paradise (4)
      will look over his shoulder and cry
Sit and chew on daffodils
(5)

      and struggle to answer why ?
As you grow up and leave the playground
      where you kissed your prince
and found your frog,
(6)
      Remember the jester that showed
you tears, the script for tears

So I'll hold my peace forever
      when you wear your bridal gown
In the silence of my shame
      the mute that sang the sirens’ song
(7)
has gone solo in the game
      I've gone solo in the game
      But the game is over

Can you still say you love me ?

Can you still say you love me ?
      Can you still say that you love me ?
Do you love me ?
      The jester´s tear
Can you still say you love me ?
     Can you still say that you love me ?
The jester´s tear
      Do you love me ?