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Monday, May 23, 2022

THE RELUCTANT LEAVING (Dedicated to P.F. Sloan)

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You say you’re leavin’
And you know it ain’t fair
Every day I wake unto this world
I’m gonna hurt that you’re not there
But God knows best
And God is good
If you believe in Him
Tonight I wish I could
We said our goodbyes
And now we can’t take ’em back
The last time I saw your smiling face
We didn’t see the sky turn black
We laughed too loud
And hugged too long
You saw the best in me
Even when I was wrong
You’ve been cryin’
’cause you don’t want to go
And I’ve been lyin’
Pretending I didn’t know
Now all the days of my life
All the days of my life
I’m gonna be grieving
Your reluctant leaving
The winter’s comin’
Bringin’ storms that’ll surely rage
And I’ll sit here on this lonely bench
And I will try to act my age
We played too hard
We cared too deep
I’ll see ya in my dreams
When I stumble into sleep
You’ve been cryin’
’cause you don’t want to go
And I’ve been lyin’
Pretending I didn’t know
Now all the days of my life
All the days of my life
I’m gonna be grieving
Your reluctant leaving…
I’m gonna be grieving
Your reluctant leaving
Speechless
Without a tale to tell
Adios, dear friend
Adios
And farewell….

(C) Frank Howson