"Oh My Dear" as written by Mike Donehey and Garrett Green....
I called you up, you were in bed, could barely make out the words that you said
But you wanted to see me instead, so I got dressed
So I stepped out into the snow, and walked for a mile or so
Felt the rush of blood come from the cold, within my chest

Well, you finally came to the door, and we talked for an hour or more
Until I asked if you would stay up until four, and you said that's fine
But you said "there's something I have to say, and I can just because I am so afraid"
And so I held you as you started to shake, that night

Oh, my dear, ill wait for you
Grace tonight will pull us through
Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fear can sleep at night
Until the demons that you're scared of
Disappear inside
Until the scale begins to crack
And this weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, ill keep you in my arms tonight

You slowly lifted your head from your hands
You said "I just don't think you'll understand
You'll never look at me that way again
If you knew what I dida"

And so your tears fell and melted the snow
You told me secrets nobody had known
But I never loved you more, even though
Now I know what you did

Oh, my dear, ill wait for you
Grace tonight will pull us through
Oh, my dear, ill wait for you
Grace tonight will pull us through
Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fear can sleep at night
Until the demons that you're scared of
Disappear inside
Until the scale begins to crack
And this weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, ill keep you in my arms tonight

Until the tears have left your eyes
Until the fear can sleep at night
Until the demons that you're scared of
Disappear inside
Until the scale begins to crack
And this weight falls from your back
Oh, my dear, ill keep you in my arms tonight
I'll keep you in my arms tonight


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"Oh My Dear" as written by Mike Donehey Garrett Green

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  • +2
    My OpinionThis is absolutely my favorite song on this album! So beautiful!
    AffinitysArmoron June 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is most definitely my favorite song by Tenth Avenue North and what has to be one of the best love songs I've ever heard. I was at Soulfest 2011 when Mike Donehey played this song acoustically on the mountain top. It's been a while since then, and I can't remember the story perfectly, but as far as I remember, he was on a retreat one winter when he decided he wanted to talk to his future wife. She agreed, and, as the song says, he walked over a mile through the snow to go see her [BTW: guys should be taking notes on all this haha]. He reached their meeting place and they talked for a few hours when she told him that she had something she wanted to tell him, but she was scared he was going to view her differently if she did tell him. So he spent a while just holding her, letting her know that he would love her all the same, no matter what it was. So, after a whlie longer, tears falling from her face, she finally told Mike what was weighing down her heart. When he was telling this story at SoulFest, Mike said his reaction was, "That's it?". He wouldn't tell us what it was she told him, but he said that it just made him love her even more. It was an amazing story, and I was very surprised that the Tenth Avenue North website didn't have it posted. I hope this helps :)
    FireUnder0athon October 09, 2011   Link

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