LEAVING
Copyright 1999.
 
THE BOXES ARE PACKED THE CUPBOARDS STRIPPED BARE
THOSE FADED WALL PATCHES? OH PAINTINGS HUNG THERE
YES THIS OLD HOUSE WAS A HOME FOR MANY A YEAR
BUT NOW IT STANDS SILENT NO LAUGHTER OR CHEER
 
THE TILES IN THE WASHROOM WE SAID WE WOULD CHANGE
THE VIEW FROM THE BEDROOM WE ONCE THOUGHT UNIQUE
NOW LOOKS BARREN AND DISMAL AND REALLY QUITE BLEAK
 
THESE WALLS HELD A MAGIC THAT WAS SECOND TO NONE
THERE WAS MUSIC AND LAUGHTER AND SO MUCH FUN
THE SMELL OF HOME BAKING ONCE FILLED EVERY ROOM
NOW ALL IS REPLACED WITH SADNESS AND GLOOM
 
A HOME IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT, WE MADE OURS SUPREME
WE HAD LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING WE WERE BUILDING A DREAM
UP IN THE MORNING AND WHILE YOU READ THE POST
I WOULD PREPARE BREAKFAST OF FRESH EGGS AND TOAST
 
WE'D CHAT FOR A WHILE THEN YOU WOULD KISS ME GOODBYE
I ALWAYS SAID TAKE CARE, BECAUSE I LOVED YOU THAT'S WHY
I WOULD SPEND THE WHOLE DAY FINDING SOMETHING TO DO
I WOULD CLEAN BAKE AND DUST, YES I DID IT ALL FOR YOU
 
I WOULD PREPARE THE TABLE AND DIM THE LIGHT
I WANTED IT PERFECT WHEN YOU CAME HOME AT NIGHT
I SO LOVED THIS HOUSE BUT I LOVED YOU MUCH MORE
THIS HOUSE WAS NOT A HOME, UNTIL YOU WALKED IN THE DOOR
 
YOU CALLED THIS HOUSE YOUR CASTLE AND WHEN I ASKED WHY
MY QUEEN LIVES HERE YOU SAID, AND I WILL LOVE HER TILL I DIE
BUT ONE DAY YOU LEFT YOUR CASTLE NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN
YOUR QUEENS HEART WAS BROKEN, HER BODY RACKET WITH PAIN
 
THIS HOUSE WAS ONCE A CASTLE NOW IT DOESN'T MEAN A THING
BECAUSE THE CASTLE NOW IS MORNING THE LOSS OF ITS KING
SADLY THE QUEEN IS LEAVING SHE HAS GIVEN UP HER THRONE
IN HER HEART HER KING STILL REIGNS AS SHE WALKS AWAY ALONE.
 
I DREAMT OF YOU AGAIN LAST NIGHT
I SAW YOUR FACE IN THIS BRIGHT LIGHT
YOU SMILED AT ME I FELT YOUR GLOW
WAS IT A DREAM? I JUST DON'T KNOW
 
I BEGGED YOU PLEASE DON'T LEAVE AGAIN
MY HEART COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE PAIN
YOU SMILED ONCE MORE AND TOUCHED MY CHEEK
PLEASE TALK TO ME I CRIED, PLEASE SPEAK
 
I HAVE WORK TO DO YOU SAID
THAT'S WHY THEY CALLED ME ON AHEAD
TO BUILD A HOME ABOVE FOR YOU
WHERE ANGELES DANCE IN MORNING DEW
 
I WILL BUILD THE FINEST HOME YOU SAID
WITH TWINKLING STARS ABOVE YOUR HEAD
PILLOWS MADE OF CLOUDS SO WHITE
TO LAY YOUR PRECIOUS HEAD AT NIGHT
 
BUT TAKE ME WITH YOU NOW I CRIED
MY BROKEN HEART HAS ALL BUT DIED
WITHOUT YOU I CANNOT LIVE ANYMORE
YOU WERE WHAT I WAS LIVING FOR
 
I LEFT BEHIND MY FAMILY
PLEASE TAKE MY PLACE, BE THERE FOR ME
I WILL KEEP WATCHING OVER YOU
UNTIL YOUR TIME ON EARTH IS THROUGH
 
AND THEN YOU BEGAN TO FADE AWAY
OH LORD I BEGGED PLEASE LET HIM STAY
BUT MY PLEASE WERE ALL IN VANE
A KISS, AND YOU WERE GONE AGAIN
 
I OPENED MY EYES, TEARS STUNG MY FACE
I SEARCHED FOR YOU, THERE WAS NOT A TRACE
YOU WERE NOT A DREAM, YOU WERE REAL
FOR THE KISS THAT YOU GAVE ME I STILL COULD FEEL
 
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