The Long Night

from by The Layaways



The Long Night

Moments after the call
You take the picture from the wall
It was the photo he liked best
From a trip you took out west

The aspens shimmered in the sun
His talking made the driving fun
And on the days it rained
His smile made it go away

In the blink of an eye
He left you there to wonder why
Perfect never seems to last
It just gets swept into the past

Now the time it just stands still
The thought of love, it makes you ill
Love is something to forget
A chance you never thought you'd get

The long night is done, now
So wake up my dear
It's time to open your eyes, now
A new day is here

It wasn't just a dream
So don't try to pretend
But sure as time will pass
Your heart will mend

Your world has been shattered
In the blink of an eye
It seems he just got here
Now he's waving goodbye


from We've Been Lost, released December 7, 2004



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