I Knew You Well
In the glow of the street lamp you waited
All the world in your eyes
Like some old photograph worn and dated
All the details were faded, but the moon in your eyes
Did you know youíd hold a place in me?
This was so long ago, how I wonder
Just a dream I recall

From some forgotten place we were staying
There impatiently waiting for the winter to thaw
Did we learn too late about loveís ways?
Were we blind in fear of our heartsí embrace?
Well I hold those years inside the place we made
In this dark all my sisters are strangers
Iíve got nowhere to fall
I am tired, I thought love made a way for us
Not so riddled and dangerous
Now, I donít know at all

Oh, Iím wondering how all my boundaries were blended
I watch them come down, all the walls I defended
I can almost smell the clovered hills
In the shadows there, we linger still
But I canít replace the time I knew you well

© Michael Tomlinson

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