Shakespeare’s Lovers

The sky may fall
The mountains wash away
And towers tall
Slip beneath the waves
But not today

Now we’re one
What would our parents say?
To stay or run
Before the breaking day
And what will come our way

My heart, my heart
My love, my love

The stars above
Spread their welcome arms
Undying love
The world would force apart
So in death, depart

My heart, my heart
My love, my love

Only love sprung from only hate
In a town engulfed by flames
We’ll be gone when they awake
And the world will know our names

Fields

A rusted tin roof
And empty window frames
A crumbling porch
That the grasses claimed
It’s nobody’s home no more

A plowed field in spring
And prayers about the weather
Rows of corn run
From the road to forever
A rear window masterpiece

Images, but no words
A memory, a memory
All that’s been lost
A melody recalled from a dream

A small city kid
With my fingers torn
Blood on my hands
From the cotton boles
The lives I’ll never know

A fallen-down fence
By a road with no name
Somehow my steps
Brought me back here again
And God, it’s so many miles

Images, but no words
A memory, a memory
All that’s been lost
A melody recalled from a dream

Let’s Run

The time had passed for ever looking back
When you spread the map
From the yellow page in the candle flame
We tried to find our path

And the world looked so much wider than I’d realized
When I saw it reflected in your eyes
“The horizon,” you said, “we can make it.
If we’re bold enough to claim it.”

Let’s run, let’s run, let’s run away

The road we chose, heaven knows,
Brought its share of pain
Threadbare clothes, and so alone
Nights stranded in the rain

But the sky looked so much brighter than I’d realized
When I saw it reflected in your eyes
“Our future,” you said, “we can name it,
If we’re bold enough to claim it.”

Let’s run, let’s run, let’s run away

You’re the way home

And the world looked so much wider than I’d realized
When I saw it reflected in your eyes
“The horizon,” you said, “we can make it
If we’re bold enough to claim it.”

Let’s run, let’s run, let’s run away.