You Didn't Have To

by Gaby Castro



Second single off my upcoming third studio album, "Love Always."


I would be lying if I said
I didn’t miss the way things used to be
I know we’ve grown up and have our differences
But that doesn’t mean
You have to change your disguise every time
Now you’re someone I barely recognize
The seasons changed, and so did you
You didn’t have to

Maybe it was simple circumstance
That left us living in the past
We’re marked by scars and reminders
That we had to grow up too fast
But why are you pushing me away
I’d give anything for you to change your ways
The river ran, and so did you
You didn’t have to

You didn’t have to leave
I just need to know
If I mean anything
You didn’t have to
You didn’t have to

If I could go back in time
I don’t know what I would fix
There’s no real way to figure out
Why you became like this
There has to be a way for you to see
You’ve turned into someone you said you’d never be
The seasons changed, but why did you?
You didn’t have to
You didn’t have to
You didn’t have to


released January 27, 2015
Gaby Castro: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Robert Berry: percussion, piano
Music and lyrics: (c)Gabriela Leonor Castro-Moroder 2014
Produced by Robert Berry at Soundtek Studios in Campbell, CA
Mastered in Nashville, TN


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San Francisco Bay Area-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, model, actress, and activist.
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