Reach You

Written December 2010

Tab C (A, capo 3)

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if I could only find a way to reach you,
I would sail across the sea and seek you,
I would navigate the waves, find a passage through the reef..

and if I learned the words to hold your sadness,
I would sing them till they lost their madness,
sing along until they rang with the beauty underneath..
+++ but that’s a dream, and now we watch it running out,
+++ a reel of film is flapping as it spins around,
+++ when it seems like there was never any doubt,
+++ I will still believe in the beauty underneath..

and so we bear it like the changing weather,
blunt the chill, pull on another layer,
wrap a scarf across my face, so it’s easier to breathe..
+++ another day, and now we watch it running out,
+++ a reel of film that’s flapping as it’s winding down,
+++ and when they say that there was never any doubt,
+++++ the moon breaks through the trees,
+++++ a light that shines on me,
+++++ we stare in disbelief at the beauty underneath..

if I could only find a way to reach you…

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