Falling Off The Pedestal

Written by John Jackson

After we first met at the bar, there was nothing you could do wrong
I had captured a movie star: the perfect woman had come along
But when the rose-colored glasses fell down to the floor
I caught myself wishing you were more

Like a flower that’s shed its petals
Like an athlete that’s lost his medals
You’re falling off the pedestal
That I once put you on
I put you on

Still I gave you a second chance to be a princess I adore
Giving you the benefit of the doubt…the rest I ignored
But when the stars fell from my eyes and hit the ground
I asked myself why you’re still around

Like a cake without any candles
Like the news missing the scandals
You’re falling off the pedestal
That I once put you on
The perfect girl is gone

Well maybe you’re the best I’ll ever find
And though I’ve seen your flaws, oh maybe I don’t mind
So I’ll keep on giving you chances to be the one I love
While asking myself, “What am I thinking of”?

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