Last Goodbye

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For hours I’ve been strumming 
My voice is rough and my ears hum 
If I could talk I would have called you 
If I could walk I swear I’d run 

In my ears I hear no music 
Just the pulse between these two 
Two broken hearts in union 
This blue collar poet and you 

I have so much left to say 
Tell me there’s another day 
We both need to find a way 
And with all my strength I’ll try 

When I lie awake I write 
No sun or moon, you’re my light, 
All the words we spoke tonight 
Before we said our last goodbye. 

All my fingertips are stinging 
My voice is gone and my ears ring 
If I could move I’d try to kiss you 
But instead I guess I’ll sing 

I’ve been beat and i’ve been broken 
I’ve won bets and I’ve lost friends 
But from all the words you’ve spoken 
I just hope this ain’t the end

I have so much left to say 
Tell me there’s another day 
We both need to find a way 
And with all my strength I’ll try 

When I lie awake I write 
No sun or moon, you’re my light, 
All the words we spoke tonight 
Before we said our last goodbye


 - April 2003 -