You Should Have Been Mine

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Music and Lyrics by Josh Olivier-Mason


I met you on a Saturday night
The harvest moon was shining down with a fiery light
I saw in your face the shadow of a place
Where I knew that I’d be all right.

So I followed you into the bar
But I could plainly see from even far away
You were not alone, a man was talking on a phone
With his other arm wrapped around your waist.

You should have been mine
You should have been mine
So I vowed to find
A way to make you mine

I waited for my chance to swoop right in
For I could see down in your heart that you were just not into him
So when he turned his back, I moved before you could react
And asked if you would like to dance with me right then.

You seemed a little scared to take my hand
But I lead you to the dance floor knowing you would understand
That when the band kicked in, and that chorus came around again
We’d be the only people in the land.

You would have been mine
You would have been mine
Until the end of time
You would have been mine

Before too long the moment had to end
The music stopped and I turned around to face your angry boyfriend
In his fist there was a knife, “Get your hands off of my wife,” he cried
And I turned back round and ran into the night.

A while later I looked back through the door
To see you dancing with your man: it made my poor old heart feel sore.
But please forgive me lord, I slashed the tires on his Ford
And I felt a little better than I had before.
Yeah, I felt a whole lot better than I had before.

You should have been mine
You should have been mine
Until the end of time
A way to make you mine


from Lead Lined Box, released August 15, 2016
John Harper, guitar
Josh Olivier-Mason, vocals and ukulele
Tom Sheppard, bass
Don Shulsinger, banjo
David Walsh, harmonica
Joy Walsh, vocals



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The Mill Town Rounders play folk, rock, and bluegrass in the Boston area. Lead Lined Box is the group's first album of original songs.

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