Summertime Departures

I’ve been covering my eyes, barely holding breath
Haven’t slept much, can’t figure how it goes down
The struggles, the damage, the faithless trials
It doesn’t change the way I feel about you now
Lost in the winds of summertime departures
I’ve seen you

I’ve seen the clouds bloom and disappear
Silences feeding their own masterful cheers
Uplifting praise beholding love, lifetime gold
Enough for me to count my every haven funerals
Lost in winds of summertime departures
I’ve seen you
Alive and well
I’ve seen you

And we’re all set to lose
One day or another
We’re all set to lose

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words so I could remember
I hate to say, but I told you so, so many times

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words of my own so I could remember
Remember
Remember

Remember that it’s not your death that hurts the most
It’s the sadness that I kept growing between us
Drifting from places where I always felt stuck and in the way
Lost in the winds of summertime departures
And I hate to say, but I told you so
So many times before
We’re all set to lose
One way or the other
We’re all set to lose
In the end
We’re all set to lose

And I see now
And I hate to say I told you so
So many times before
Oh I see now
And it’s not the fights, the fights we had
That kept me away from you

I’ve been sticking around, as long as I could
I’ve been sticking around, as long as I could
For you to decline my care, my invitations
The lantern’s tired, the fog’s still growing
Shadow’s howling, shadow’s howling
Waiting to take you away from me, to fly away, to fly away with you
And I’m tired, and I hate to say I told you

And I set stones on your sanctum shrine
Wrote down a few words so I could remember
That it’s not your death that hurts the most
It’s the sadness that I kept growing between us
Lost in the winds of summertime departures

And I see now
And I hate to say I told you so
So many times before
Oh I see now
And it’s not the fights, the fights we had
That kept me away from you

Sometimes, when I’m able to find some peace
I dream I could sail through the past, beyond my craving illusions
To let my teardrops fall into the ocean
Hoping they’ll reach you out somewhere
And I’ll see you one day
Coming back for me

Words: Alex Henry Foster
Recorded at Upper Room Studio

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