The current will rise
Much faster
Makes it harder to find
What I'm after

The water's up
The waters down
And I can't swim
When I am lost
And you are not
Then no one wins

Our babies have known
No father
Makes it harder to call
I don't bother

Bottle up
Bottle down
Is how I live
The money's gone
Just one more song
Before I turn in

But you won't see me
'Cause I won't be there
To help you asleep
When you get scared

It's the absence
You're afraid
And the night
It approaches but I'm still

A state away
Scared it's the absence
You're afraid

I can't erase
What the past is
It's time to face

The sun comes up
Sun goes down
And I begin
The days grow long

As I trek on
And I hate knowing

That you won't see me
'Cause I won't be there
To help you asleep
When you get scared

It's the absence
You're afraid
And the night
It approaches but I'm still

A state away
Scared it's the absence
You're afraid of a fight
Oh we're surviving but it's still

From day to day
It's still from day to day
It's still from day to day

It's nice to come home
For a weekend
The children have grown
How I've missed them

As I pull up
You walk out
And we smile again
The grass needs cut
Cuddled up
Just woman and man

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    i can't believe no one else has commented on this song! Josh at his forlorn and depressing best! I guess its clear what about but the way the music links the end of the verse to "but you won't see me..." is heart rending! i LOVE this song and josh!

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