you said we'd never grow apart,
you said we'd never grow old and change on each other,
and i wanted so badly to believe you.
i wanted nothing more than to stay with you forever in that moment.
but you lied, and i learned that everyone does.
because i changed.
and so did you.
and i didn't want to stay the same forever anymore.
this time, i wanted to change.
i wanted to grow,
i wanted to live and love and experience.
i wanted to grow out of me and into someone new somewhere else,
and though it's hard to say,
somewhere away from you, the ball and chain i loved so dearly.
i wanted to feel something other than what i felt everyday.
i longed for adventure
and growth and change,
things you could never give me.
things i would never have by staying here,
in this town with these people,
things i would never have if i stayed here with you.