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1. Well, it’s been a year, I’m still sitting here with memories in my mind
Of how we met and fell in love, old heartaches left behind.
Trying to conceal I’m not really healed; I just ran out of time,
Not to see the pain I’m going through – how can you be so blind?
2. Everything’s in its place: the tears on my face, the dog out in the hall.
My emptiness is so complete, the winner took it all.
Lost in a maze, I fill my days waiting for my curtain call.
Angels cry in heaven tonight ‘cause my back’s against the wall.
Chorus: And how can I be your lover? Is there a way back for me?
How will I find another? Life don’t have no guarantees.
Oh-oh… Monika, Oh-oh-oh, my Monika.
Yeah... Monika. Oh, my Monika.
3. ‘Though your photograph is torn in half, I still remember all those nights:
The trials that you helped me through, and without a single fight.
A year has passed, but I won’t raise a glass: I’ll just turn out the light.
We’re livin’ our lives against the grain, and you know it just ain’t right.
Chorus: How can I be your lover? Is there a way back for me? etc.
So where are you? What can I do?
Monika, oh my Monika. Oh-oh-oh, Monika.
Yeah... Monika. My Monika. My Monika...