For Once

Written June 2014

Tab D, capo 3 (F)

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for once the loser wins, the straggler finishes,
++fallen hearts get up to start again,
we take our medicine, shake off our thicker skins,
++a part of us remembers when
+++ for once there was a moment on a night without a moon,
+++ it felt like every star would settle into place,
+++ the summer wasn’t over, you were leaning on my shoulder,
+++ and the sky said everything there was to say,
++for once, for once..

the juggler takes a bow, the show is over now,
++the crowd that clapped so loud is filing out,
she packs the pins away to fly another day,
++she knows the air’s where they can’t stay,
+++ for once there was a moment on a night without a moon,
+++ it felt like every star had settled into place,
+++ our eyes were young and open then, the summer wasn’t over yet,
+++ the sky said everything there was to say,
+++ for once..
++for once, for once…

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