When I came to you, I came with dust and deserted alleys
I came with a trainride across the North in the snow
I came with well worn clothes that didn't fit my frame so well
When I came to you I had a lifetime of farewells

When I came to you I came with rivers running cold and blue
red ribbons, red wine, and red blood running true
I came with dark reveries, nightclub lights and western motel tears
I was tired of being lonely all these years

When you came to me you came with women's names I could not hear
ashes and excess and a thousand yard stare
so like a child and then so steadfast and so strong
when you came to me you didn'tknow where you belonged

When you came to me you brought the streets of London in the rain
Boston in the winter, Charlotte in the Spring
Came with a storm to sting my eyes, made me feel alive and free
I walked proud into the daylight when you came to me
I walked proud into the daylight when you came to me
So blow out the candles and rock me to sleep and whisper as the world drifts away...


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