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The Other Woman

from Hello, I'm Sad by Lee Quick



Produced and recorded by Lee Quick


written Nov 20, 2005
revised Jan 30, 2006 (bridge & lyrics)
revised July 4, 2012 (lyrics)

She’d rather not drink coffee all alone every morning
She’d rather have him standing there beside her when she goes walking
She’d rather not keep wondering if he might be calling her this evening
But she’d really rather be the other woman than nothing at all

I told her, darlin’, you don’t have to settle for what he gives you
He’s got another life and if he’s leaving, he would have told you
You shouldn’t sit around and wait for just another man who don’t respect you
Would you really rather be the other woman than nothing at all?

She just smiled and tidied up her kitchen to picture perfect
He don’t have to marry me, she said, I can’t expect that
As long as, every now and then, he makes me feel like someone who’s important

She poured herself another cup of coffee, though she was shaking
I couldn’t figure out if she was angry, or close to crying
I’d rather not admit it, but I think I understood what she was feeling
And I think I’d rather be the other woman than nothing at all
I’d really rather be the other woman than nothing at all.


from Hello, I'm Sad, released September 8, 2017
©2012 Lee Quick (BMI)


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Lee Quick Los Angeles, California

Lee Quick is a teacher, singer-songwriter-guitarist, ex-Army bassoonist, and Katrina refugee with a penchant for guitar songs.

Louisiana-born and classically trained, Lee (she/they) writes in varied acoustic, folk and roots styles, minimally self-produced.

For lessons on acoustic/electric guitar, bass guitar, music theory and songwriting, visit the link below for Lee’s TakeLessons profile.
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