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It's in the movies that the display,
Measured white screen precisely laid,
The twenty-four a second images roll by,
Captured as if conceived by artistic eye,

And I don't know if what I have been is proper,

I haven't treated you as a friend and,
I haven't treated you as best I can and,

Properly displayed and played,
Stories of love and risk,
Do what is wrong, song of hearts,

I don't know what is meant as proper,

Romantic notions are adored only in fiction,
A rose by any other means is no less expensive,
What once as joy perceived as friction,
A proper distance starts at extensive,

And I don't know if it would have been proper to be proper,

I loved you as much as a friend as any other and,
I loved you enough to take a chance and,

Wrenched connection sure to cause stress,
Sink where respect goes to drain,
Done what is wrong, song of hearts,

I don't know why it is proper for us to part.
(I have done wrong).

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