"Driftwood" as written by and Justin Hayward....
Just like the driftwood of a dream
Left on the seashore of sleep
Just like the words that wouldn't rhyme
Lost in the desert of time

Time waits for no one at all
No, not even you
You thought you'd seen it all before
You really thought you knew

I don't remember what was said
In the confusion that night
I only know what's on my mind
What's in the future, we will decide

Time waits for no one at all
No, not even you
You thought you'd seen it all before
You really thought you knew

I've shattered the illusion of fortune and of fame
But darling, now I know you
Life could never be the same
Oh no, don't leave me driftwood on the shore

Time waits for no one my love
No, not even you
You thought you'd seen it all before
You really thought you knew

I've shattered the illusion of fortune and of fame
I'm waking up, I'm reaching up
I'm getting up from this game
Oh no, don't leave me driftwood on the shore

Oh no, don't, don't leave me driftwood on the shore
Oh no, don't, don't leave me driftwood on the shore



Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Driftwood" as written by Justin Hayward

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    General Comment"Oh no, don't leave me driftwood on the shore"... what a melencholy image... (sigh)
    democracyson May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a break-up I think and the after-effects on the soul.

    The driftwood metaphor may be one of the most inspired images I've ever heard about.

    The Moody Blues, classic band.
    OpinionHeadon June 16, 2007   Link

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