Terry’s Torch Song to Candy

Conceived by Lisa Arnett

DISCLAIMER: I don't own Candy Candy; the copyrights belong to Kyoko Mizuki (author), Yumiko Igarashi (illustrator), and Toei Animation (Production Company).
The purpose of this songfic is to honor the memory of the CC story…

"She's Out Of My Life"
(lyrics by Michael Jackson)

It’s ‘round midnight and Terry silently sits in the solitude of his bedroom. As he peers outward into the evening horizon, visions of departure, separation, and love lost replay vividly, heavily, and painfully in his mind like kaleidoscopic shards of glass from a shattered stained glass window...

She's Out Of My Life

She's Out Of My Life

And I don't know whether to laugh or cry

I don't know whether to live or die

And it cuts like a knife

She's out of my life

She’s out of my hands

She’s out of my hands

To think for a few years we were here

And I Took Her For Granted I Was So Cavalier

Now the way that it stands

She's out of my hands

So I've learned That Love's Not Possession

& I've learned that Love Won’t Wait

Now I've Learned that Love Needs Expression

But I Learned Too Late

She's Out Of My Life

She's Out Of My Life

Damned Indecision and Cursed Pride

Kept My Love for Her Locked Deep Inside

And It Cuts Like a Knife

She's Out Of My Life…

(Had I only found the courage to follow my heart, Candy, I would have never let you go…)

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time;

It is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

Sydney J. Harris