greatkingrat

Letters To Burn
2018-05-04 16:20:27 (UTC)

Number Three


You’re the kindest and most caring person I’ve ever met.
There have been other songs I wrote for you. I almost sang one of them to you one time when we were still Thursday Vex. But I didn’t want it to be the end of our band, or our friendship.I wrote it after you left one practice fairly upset about things that were going on at home. It was called I Can’t Watch You Go...I eventually gave the title to Joseph and he wrote lyrics that were of course a lot different than my version, and it appeared on the first Envoy record. I just had so many emotions at the time, but I thought it was best to keep the song to myself. I spent a long time being bitter, not at you of course, just fate , thinking it’s a sort of cruel joke to be so close to someone but always so far away. To see those hands but never hold them. To share a couple of hours with you, and then watch you drive away. Life seems to happen in the wrong order sometimes. The greatest joy in my life is our conversations. I could spend hours talking to you about anything. Anytime you speak, I see glimpses of you I never had the privilege to know before. I’m sorry, I’m rambling. Here’s the song lyrics.

I Can’t Watch You Go

I can see the pain in your eyes
I can feel the hurt in your voice
Life doesn't always give us our way
Sometimes there is no simple choice
When you come to my door
Saying "I can't fight anymore"
And I see those tears start to flow
Under the street light
We close our eyes and I hold you tight
There's no way I can watch you go

Don't go back to the arms that pushed you away
There's a reason you're feeling this way
If you only knew how I loved you so
I can't stand to watch you go

I want to dry the tears from your eyes
I want to light up your sky
All these years loving you from afar
All these words trapped deep inside
When you come round again
Saying "I need you my friend"
Well i need you more than you know
But I'll just close my eyes
Hold you in the moonlight
I can't stand to watch you go

Don't go back to the arms that pushed you away
There's a reason you're feeling this way
If you only knew how I loved you so
I can't stand to watch you go

Someday you'll see
What was meant to be
All along

Come back to the arms
That want you to stay
There's a reason your heart feels this way
You will finally know
What love has to show
I'll never have to let you go
I will never have to watch you go.