Ifs And Thens

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Once in awhile before I know it
My mind is somewhere else
Back in a memory and holdin’ on
To the way it always felt

Nothing to fear not a thing to argue
A smile could say it all
But we grow up quickly and the doubt breaks through
Careless like a cannonball

All these ifs and thens
They can’t bring me back
Back to where and when

The nights weren’t heavy the days weren’t long
The music lasted after crowd was gone
I knew you loved me I never had a better friend
Oh take me back again when there weren’t no ifs and thens

It wasn’t long ago I was young and trusting
Loved that you were too
Why do we now try to raise our voices
Like we got something to prove

All these ifs and thens
They can’t bring me back
Back to where and when

The nights weren’t heavy the days weren’t long
The music lasted after crowd was gone
I knew you loved me I never had a better friend
Oh take me back again when there weren’t no ifs and thens

The man I am today
You’d look me up and down
Wonder what you’d say
If you could see me now


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                               #399