Darlin

My darlin’ I hope you are rested
For tonight I plan to keep you
In my arms till far past dawn
If this town has your grace
But for a short while
Can we damn up all the damage
And enjoy the time we’ve got

Cassettes of country
Played our conversation
Broken hopes
and hearts conditioned
By the lives once ours then lost
It’s so easy to examine
From the outside
But while living
Sometimes breathing
Is a task beyond our means

I have felt the lightning hit the ground
While counting out the days
It’s the hope
that watching every hour
Could slow departures haste
And I know you didn’t need the heartache
And I was happy in the dark
But one cannot control the heart
To stop and start

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