"The Empty Chair" as written by and Joshua Ralph Gordon Sumner....
If I should close my eyes, that my soul can see
And there's a place at the table that you saved for me
So many thousand miles over land and sea
I hope to dare, that you hear my prayer
And somehow I'll be there

It's but a concrete floor where my head will lay
And though the walls of this prison are as cold as clay
But there's a shaft of light where I count my days
So don't despair of the empty chair
And somehow I'll be there

Some days I'm strong, some days I'm weak
And days I'm so broken I can barely speak
There’s a place in my head where my thoughts still roam
Where somehow I've come home

And when the Winter comes and the trees lie bare
And you just stare out the window in the darkness there
Well I was always late for every meal you'll swear
But keep my place and the empty chair
And somehow I'll be there
And somehow I'll be there


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"The Empty Chair" as written by Joshua Ralph Gordon Sumner

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Empty Chair song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    My InterpretationThese lyrics are from the point of view of someone in prison, to the family who still has a chair for them at the table for dinner.
    angelrenegadeon December 06, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain