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TONIGHT

© 2003 Laura Golden

 

 

tonight, there's only distance in my thinking
the way your face is so rarely in the room
tonight, there's only quicksand and I'm sinking
even thoughts of love are swallowed in the gloom

save me
I've been so careful not to need someone to save me
so well-constructed, there's no need for rescue
please rescue me

tonight, trouble is born by separation
empty boxes pile up at my door
tonight, looks like there's every indication
you could shower me with riches, babe,
I'd still be feelin' poor

In the hush, all of your faces circle 'round
generations hold me as I step up to the plate
must be my turn to face this sadness we've handed down
I call on you, I need you now
I pray it's not too late

tonight, this empty road is too familiar
shadows long and deep, the darkness holds its own
tonight, these blessed tears flow like a river
if the truth be told, it's just myself
that's left me here alone

save me
I've been so careful not to want someone to save me
so well-constructed, left no room for rescue
please find a way, find a way to rescue me