The Way Out West The Way Out West

Valentine ©Michael Tomlinson


Listen

I was around, but you didn't notice me back then
You were the diamond girl that walked by
And I was nothing but a grin
We were only kids, ah but you were two years over me
So I tried to grow up fast to catch you
So you would never want to leave

I watched you grow to be a woman of the world
I saw you pack your car and drive away
So you could be a college girl
I waited long for you to come home holidays
I knew I'd surely die if I ever say a lover's arm around your waist

Oh, in the quiet of night I'd lie awake and follow stars
I'd see your bedroom light all the way across the park
Oh, then I'd dream you in my arms 'til dawn

I thought I saw you in the market yesterday
You had a basket full of children
And a look that said that you'd had better days
I caught your eye, I saw that you remembered me
Oh when your face lit up you looked exactly like you still were seventeen

When in the quiet of night I'd lie awake and follow stars
I'd see your bedroom light all the way across the park
Oh, then I'd dream you in my arms 'til dawn

Some things you never say, you always think you will one day
The secret that I kept, the Valentine I never even sent
No, I never even sent it



 
   

Return to HOME

   
Listen/Order CDs
Past Ramblings
Friends' Links
Good Works
Guitar Sale
  Concerts/Events
Private Concerts
Mailing List
Support
Lyrics
Lyrics Search
  The Way Out West
Bio / Quotes / Photos
Press Quotes
Promo Shots


 

e-mail: mt@michaeltomlinson.com