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    Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery

    Verona

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Tears I Could Not Cry

03:45
Keith Hampton
2014
Keith Hampton

Story

Keith Hampton: voice, rhythm guitar

(c) 2014 Keith Hampton/BMI

Lyrics

stillness
where is serenity?
what chaos lurks inside of me?
is my graceful mask on tight?

can i reach out?
i'm at my worst now
i won't take my own advice
i won't heed the helping calls

so i ruminate disaster
when you catch me falling
faster than i thought i would
before i wonder why
you’re rushing to me
as if by design
right on time
to wipe away the tears
i could not cry

one kiss
draws me in even as i resist
look at me! the lovelorn optimist
tumbling crumbling as i quake

so i contemplate forgiveness
and sketch the same old stories
in my sacred book
before the words are dry
you’re rushing to me
as if by design
right on time
to wipe away the tears
i could not cry

breathing
the best of my ability
arguing with my mortality
and trying not to love out loud
til you shine a light
and wipe away the tears
i would not cry
you wipe away the tears
i could not cry