Somehow the season always brings a picture of you
Baby boom baby
Holding on for everything you figured you're due
Little turtleneck girl
The moon on your shoulder
The wind in your lovely hair
Oh, what a night
We sat on the beach
And watched as the sun rose
Into the summer air

You said we couldn't miss what we never knew
Something 'bout something that you had to do
Sitting on the sand with a hole in my shoe

I had no way of knowing where you might have been
Time goes by
All on my own, I imagine you a life in between
All on my own
I worked on a letter
But it never made it out of my head
No, no
Somehow reading your name
It wasn't the same as
Leaving the thing unsaid

How come I miss what I never knew
And drag out the past just to paint it blue
And spend my days with a dream of you?

Oh, after a fall
Here I'm trying to find our name on the wall
It was neither yours nor mine
It was something of the two combined
From a time spent out of time

I work hard to see that you remember my name
Nod your head yes
Do all I can to make you want to see me again
Oh, what a night
Got a letter from the mail
Got a message from the telephone
Seems you're working in town
Moving around
Living alone

Now I'm caught in the spotlight, walking the wire
My feet are frozen and my heart's on fire
What do I do if my dream comes true?


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    General Commentgreat song from James Taylor.I think it's about 2 people who were best friends and were attracted to each other and acted on it, and it messed up their friendship and they parted ways. but they still love each other. thanks Denis Michelson in Chicago for turning me on to J.T.'s music. Terrell
    dooglepopon May 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis one is an all time favorite of mine. It's about coming of age. Those awkward, halcyon years between 16 & 21. Dreams overcome by reality An era. Just a beautiful song. Applicable to all generations.
    allenr6245on May 05, 2017   Link

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