I never dreamed ’cause I always thought
that dreaming was for kids, just a childish thing
And I could swear, love is just a game
that children play, and no more than a game
What I hate most about love songs is that they rarely approximate the realities of a relationship.
Alice, for god’s sake, they are lovesongs. They exist for a reason; and that reason is not so that you can use them as instruction manuals.
I’m sure you have been in love before.
How can you be so sure?
You seem like the type. Falling in and out of it every year or so.
What? You don’t fall in love every year or so?
If you want to ask me if I’ve ever had a girlfriend, why don’t you just come right out and say it.
So … when you said, “no”, did that mean you’ve never had a girlfriend before, or you’ve never been in love before?
I’ve had a girlfriend. It lasted for 6 months. But, no, I don’t think I was ever in love with her.
So what was the point of you getting together?
Well I liked her. She liked me. She told everybody I was her boyfriend. So I guess that made her my girlfriend.
Does she still love you?
I wouldn’t know. I haven’t asked her. And I haven’t seen her in over a year.
I see … So … aren’t you going to ask me about “personal stuff”?
I don’t think so.
Alice, don’t take this personally …
No, Jonas, I won’t …
… But when our conversation moves to “personal stuff”, you usually discuss it in the same manner I defended my undergrad thesis, and uhm, that’s okay … but …
Mushy stuff don’t need to have footnotes. I can take you just the way you are.