Fall By The Wayside

In Fall By The Wayside, Rone talks to her boyfriend about how he needs to stop getting in the way of her playing music if they are to remain together.

RONE:  I know I don’t have to, but I want to…I need to do what I do because if I don’t do it, I start feeling like I’m dying inside.

You don’t understand, it’s like breathing…you ever see a fish trying to breathe when taken out of the ocean?  That’s how I feel…I’m addicted to what I do and I can’t ever turn it off, I’ve tried but it affects me in ways that spin me out of control.

I know you have a hard time getting it, I know and I don’t blame you but I wish you’d get me enough to know that this is who I am because it would be great to have your love and support…the truth is that even if you don’t back me up, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing because it matters that much to me…you will fall by the wayside because I won’t keep arguing with you, trying to defend my happiness and yes, I love you but this is something deeper in me that is bigger than who I am…

I don’t have a choice but you do.  You don’t need to stay with me if you don’t get it but if you do get it, we might be able to work.

Joseph Arnone


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