There Was A Time​.​.​.

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There was a time when I kept the fire secret
Yearning and burning, tried to smother the flame
But all the sad devices that are given to deceive us
Don’t count for nothing when exposed to the pain

There was a time when I struggled just to see it
Searching outside me for somebody to blame
But I’ve always been my only judge, jury, and deceiver
At last the cleaver has severed my chains

I can see you covering yourself
Burying your precious love
I believe you’ll resurrect yourself
Sooner or later, you’ll come

But while you don’t I gotta…

Killed an hour waiting here
You wafted in on gentle air

Oh, I long to be there when
The spark inside you invites me in

‘Cause each day
We once again must face
The rushing river we can’t escape
I see your eyes but I can’t relate

Sometimes I catch myself believing that I know it
But what I think I know just cannot be known
I cannot hold truth inside my modest whirring thought box
I can’t fence in the river onto which I’m thrown

I can see you loving life itself
Seeing each day as it comes
But I too have no control over myself
Maybe I’ll see you I won’t
But till we know we gotta…

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from Way Out​/​Some Doubts, released February 17, 2016

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The Sun Band New Haven, Connecticut

The Sun Band is Mike Cotter, Michael Norton, Grant Jones, and Grace Mendel. Album art by Alice McDonald Games.

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