The One I Never Had

By the time I've cleared away
The fallen rocks and the debris
The obstacles that pave the way
The hard miles between you and me

By the time the coast is clear
For my secret to be sprung
Someone else will have your ear
And I'll just have to hold my tongue

There goes my chance, there goes my chance
The one I never had

By the time I've blasted through
The wall of rock that's in my way
Finally made it through to you
To blurt out what I have to say

And all the things that I had planned
For when I got you all alone -
Someone else will take your hand
And I'll just have to hold my own

There goes my chance, there goes my chance
The one I never had

Pack up an hour, a week, a year -
Set it aside for me

By the time I've waited for
The wall to crumble into dust
Nothing's unchanged anymore
Least of all the two of us
When there's no need to act shy
When it's time to drop my fear
Someone else will catch your eye
And I'll just have to disappear

There goes my chance, there goes my chance
The one I never had