Caroline Rex-Waller


Caroline Rex Waller
Caroline Rex-Waller
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
 
Writers:
Caroline Rex-Waller – Story Source
Chloë Isis, Malcolm Brooks – Musical Sherpas
 
Recording:
Chloë Isis, Malcolm Brooks – vocals
Malcolm Brooks – guitar


The Same Way
Caroline Rex-Waller follows the suggestion of a classmate and regrets what happens next.

It was the last day of school.
Josh had a crush on a popular girl.
He asked me if I would take
His yearbook to her and ask her to sign.
She said, “You know what would be funny?
If you wrote something mean
And signed my name.”
 
I should’ve known that
The same way joy ripples outward,
So does cruelty,
So what will be
The ripples that I want to cause.
 
I don’t recall the words I wrote,
“I hate you” or something as thoughtless as that.
He said, “Did she write these words?”
He looked at me sadly when I said she did.
Then the realization
Of what I had written
And could not unwrite.
 
I should’ve known that
The same way joy ripples outward,
So does cruelty,
So what will be
The ripples that I want to cause.
 
I never got in trouble and I always thought
I ‘d meet Josh again and apologize,
But he died in an accident.
 
Wish I’d known that
The same way joy ripples outward,
So does cruelty,
So what will be
The ripples that I want to cause.


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