School Together

Written February 2004

Tab

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everyone was once a child who heard the words,
“I knew you back before you walked and talked,
I held you then, and now you’re all grown up,”
strangers on a front porch laugh about lives I know nothing of,
except that I have laughed on porches more than once myself,
+++ and we were all in school together,
+++ and may still be, whether we’re aware at all,
+++ everything will fall into place, someday or never,
+++ it hardly matters, when forever comes apart,
+++ I’ll gather up my scattered heart..

when you think about it, every addict’s in withdrawal,
that’s why we’re looking for the chemicals that put the hurting off,
when you think about it, all the big lies start out small
it takes years and years of practice till we learn to pull them off,
+++ we were all in school together,
+++ and may still be, whether we’re aware at all,
+++ everything will fall into place, someday or never,
+++ it hardly matters, when forever comes apart,
+++ I’ll gather up my scattered heart..
+++++ words are signposts, but words are smokescreens,
+++++ love’s a fine ghost, she makes a big scene,
+++++ I think I’ll just coast, I’m tired of running..
+++ we were all in school together,
+++ and may still be, whether we’re aware at all,
+++ everything will fall into place, someday or never,
+++ it hardly matters, when forever comes apart,
+++ I’ll gather up my scattered heart..

everyone was once a child who heard the words,
“I knew you back before you walked and talked,
I held you then, and now you’re all grown up..”

3 comments on “School Together”

  1. Mary-Alice Shemo

    Nice, Brad! I’m going to forward this to my 13 y.o. grandtwins.

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  2. Jeff Pollock

    Great imagery in these lyrics! Way to go, Jeff

    Reply

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