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Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

everybody's got some kind of sweetness everybody's got somebody's hand to hold i keep marking days with red x's and with every step i take i walk alone when love comes around i'll be here waiting when love comes my way you know i will and until then you can be my silver lining until the sun comes out until love comes around everybody's searching for a partner we're halfway empty halfway crazy rarely found i keep counting crescent moons thinking maybe someday soon i'd stumble into you on my way down and when love comes around i'll be there waiting when love comes my way you know i will and until then you can be my silver lining until the sun comes out until love comes around just when you least expect it feeling broken and rejected love will always find a way to lead you home just when you think you've lost a good thing another dream another life you had in store you'll feel the winds are changing future rearranging until somebody better comes knocking at your door that's when love comes around you'll be there waiting when love comes your way i know you will and until then i can be your silver lining until the sun comes out
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

same old friday evening and we waste it every week i meet you at your front door and we head down to the street where the bitter winter chill invades like a cancer in the night you put up your trench coat collar and i pull my gloves on tight so we catch a train to somewhere it never matters where we go we just try to spend more time apart from the pain we know inside you don't share confessions and they stay silent on my tongue so we're never second guessing how much we revealed when the morning after comes but tonight i held your gaze a bit too long and in your eyes i recognized the refrain of an ancient love song don't you know how long my heart has been tangled up in make believe? oh to break the bonds of circumstance we might move a little closer to free there's a ghost behind your eyes some spirit that dwells in times gone past and i wonder how many others loved you who you never could love back so i go before you saddened for you leave me with no peace and even if i'll never be your precious one you'll always be precious to me and maybe i've been foolish but these days each breath i breathe makes a testimony to a love that faded away like some forgotten dream though i'm powerless to kiss you i gain strength each time you're near and i need you to promise even if it's a lie you're never never gonna disappear same old friday evening and we waste it every week what would i give for another? what would i say if we should speak? see the spirit in your eyes is gone as you think of me and laugh and i become the last to love you though you never never loved me back
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

there is one who'll make you laugh one who'll set you free one who'll bowl you over in that secret heart you keep there is one who'll watch you suffer waiting in the room next door and let your love go by 'cause there is one who needs you more and the first time you feel that way will always set the scene so next time you always say i'll be wise i'll be brave oh let me be some may fault your childhood others cite your soul like you were looking for subversion since you were sixteen years old but there is one who'll carry hopefire and lead you through the haze as the last of your ancestors leaves you in your living days and the first time you feel that way will always set the scene so next time you always say i'll be wise i'll be brave oh let me be it's a delicate disaster when your heart bleeds through the skin it can shine you up for glory before the story can begin but there is one who'll turn your pages one who'll burn them black and some might call you crazy for wanting that one back but the first time you feel that way will always set the scene so next time you always say i'll be wise i'll be brave oh let me be
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEfire (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

come a little closer you seem so far away days are getting colder dawn rising late baby you're the sunshine when my shadows settle in standing on the outside of this crazy life we live but i'll never let you go i'll never let you down you'll never be alone because i'll always be around we get a little foolish when we're laughing to the sky it's coming to a breakdown we speed up and pass it by it's that kind of situation two lovers who were friends same infatuation but we'll break before we bend it's like waking from a dream and you're drying out your eyes but it never was a dream and that's your silent sweet surprise all the snowfalls and the roses of yesterday are gone it's the chilling in your heart that remains until the fear you remember frees the pain you forget you'll be frozen like a work of art as your beauty slowly falls apart so come a little closer you seem so far away nights are getting colder and we're dying every day but i'll never let you go i'll never let you down you'll never be alone because i'll always be around so come a little closer
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

let me be your minstrel honey let me play a little song for you i won't judge your misbehaviour i'll let it pass right through and i'll be honest if you let me tell the truth no one loves you quite the way i do don't give me your cold heart, honey don't scold me with those eyes we crash and burn but we never learn love comes as a surprise and if you're lucky reveals itself to you but no one loves you quite the way i do if you can feel the calm before the storm if you can feel the passion once it's gone if you don't quit the game each time you lose oh believe me that's when you'll see me shining through so let me be your minstrel honey you can follow me for now take some time shed the tears you never could let out i will listen if you want me to no one loves you quite the way i do if you can feel the calm before the storm if you can feel the passion once it's gone if you don't quit the game each time you lose oh believe me that's when you'll see me shining through
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

what is the secret of youth? it won't stay long enough to give answers to anyone let's reveal it let's reveal it it's the wonder you feel when it snows in the spring or a song rushes forth from your mind so fast you can't write it down but you know you'll remember before you can judge and before you can hate you just love to taste and to touch to feel and to look and to listen to all that's around you your magic is real and your love is divine you are stillness in motion no walls no windows can keep you inside you just run run run as you stand on your own start to know your own face the storybooks close for a time and the world says you're growing and you still love to hide but you don't fit the space you make plans make demands on this impossible future that suddenly rains down and who will you be? what's your belief? surviving those questions used to be easy now it's all you can do to meet the morning little by little you can lessen your pain as shades of serenity settle and let you move on maybe you'll love someone maybe you'll love someone what was the secret of youth? will you know when it's passed? or maybe it stays like a lingering spark in your eye maybe
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

maybe i've been wrong about the morning when the darkness dissolves and daylight takes its place i made it better through the night than i ever have in years i wonder what's been missing until now now that i'm leaving for the last time my hometown you can travel light and still walk heavy or you can fly through the air to where you long to be but let your buildings kiss the sky i'd rather watch the road unwind between here and there in the air or on the ground yes it's one way or another to my hometown maybe this time will be different if i take the time to get it right and i couldn't help but laugh at my hatred for the past there's no room left in my heart to harbor bitterness i'll be a guest when i return and i made it better through the night than i ever have in years i wonder what's been missing until now now that i'm leaving for the last time leaving for the last time leaving i am leaving my hometown
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

if i could wrap you in silver and gold bind you up tightly with ribbons and bows if i could somehow preserve you then would i then would i somehow deserve you? maybe i fell too soon maybe my love was not meant for you maybe we all have a little more left to learn we've got a lot less to lose if i could hold you with a lover's touch no words could describe what's inside and besides we don't say very much if i seemed a bit unsure at times it's all i can do to remember my name when i've got you in sight maybe i fell too soon maybe my love was not meant for you maybe we all have a little more left to learn we've got a lot less to lose we don't make promises and we don't break promises but if you should come to me i'll be here i promise it silver and gold dance in your eyes how long is a day in the dark? dance with me tonight maybe i fell too soon maybe my love was not meant for you maybe we all have a little more left to learn we've got a lot less to lose we've got a lot less to lose
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

i seem to be wounded by your presence in the universe it's something i should rise above but it's nothing i can put to words you are like summer days you storm and shine and then fade away so soon i made these valentines and birthday songs for you but they're only paper flowers and empty tunes empty tunes can i be the one to leave this time? can i go back to nowhere? i was only searching for a home i still can't wait to get there but is this love to blame for every time i lose my way with you? i made these valentines and birthday songs for you but they're only paper flowers and empty tunes i may be the last leaf to fall i was the first branch to bloom i seem to be running back in time the ghost of all that's in me gathers up the dust that seeps inside and clouds my eyes in daydreams i was unfair to you it colored everything i made these valentines and birthday songs for you but they're only paper flowers and empty tunes i may be the last leaf to fall i'll be the first branch to bloom
Keith Hampton
2002-06-01
Keith Hampton/BMI

Story

from HOPEFIRE (2002)
KEITH HAMPTON: Hopefire

Lyrics

bernadine, i took a drive to your house down by the lake in the afternoon of a summer sky all your sons and daughters sisters and your brothers took the stage we ate and drank your memory in rosy clothes and cleo laine years ago and miles between now the teachers and the teenagers and everyone who loved you just like me we've come to comfort one another you'll know us by the lack of light in our eyes and when the ceremony fades something still remains it's the words on the page for you oh bernadine i left my home i still come around and it's bittersweet when the best of friends i used to know have scattered all away like the tender dust on the wings of a honeybee but i'm still sitting in your junkyard sofa writing down the bones of love and harmony and the ceremony fades but something still remains it's the words on the page and bernadine bernadine steady now steady now hold steady ceremonies fade but bernadine remains in the words on the page bernadine bernadine