for a friend

just say that you love me even if you don’t
so i can cry on your shoulder any time that i want
and lie down next to your side to hear you breathe
just pull me into you

just let me say that i love you because i do
i don’t cry or feel lonely when i’m lying next to you
you smile but then walk away when i wish you would stay
you kiss me but then you leave

i’ll give you all that i have right now
if you give me all of your love somehow
but i know that you can’t give to me what you don’t have
and so i’ll cry alone tonight

just say that you love me even if you don’t


from live with coffee and wine in an apartment_ [free download], released April 7, 2016
dustin johnsen



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dKOTA Portland, Oregon

dKOTA is music from Portland, Oregon that explores expansiveness, dynamics, unexpected progressions, and heartfelt lyrical expression. The project is lead by songwriter and vocalist, Dustin Johnsen. Dustin’s songwriting utilizes American roots music as a foundation to layer an amalgam of sonic textures, dissonance and resolve, and intentional rough edges. ... more

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