Memories and silence fills each room
Overwhelming heavy as the tidal waves consume
Buried underneath the dust & gloom
Relics are reminders of my family of two

Pictures of a happy bride and groom
Ferry rides around the harbor on our honeymoon
Wedding gifts of pots and pans
Sleeping while were holding hands
As Gracie lays upon us as we spoon

How could I ever be so blind that I could not see
How could I ever stray from what has meant so much to me
How could I ever gain her trust without the guarantees
Of who I am or where I'll be

So now we live in fear of the unknown
Insecure and skeptical her trust in me was blown
Despite the past we face we both have grown
Through the pain to find the strength together or alone

How could I ever be so blind that I could not see
How could I ever stray from what has meant so much to me
How could I ever gain her trust without the guarantees
Of who I am or where I'll be

How could I ever be so blind that I could not see
How could I ever stray from what has meant so much to me
How could I ever gain her trust without the guarantees
Of who I am or where i'll be


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How Could I? Lyrics as written by Fred Roger Jr. Nelson Douglas James Eldridge

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    I got an e-mail from Thomas Flowers about this song, and predictably, it's about his failed first marriage.

    Great song

    DrugBuston May 30, 2002   Link
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    this is a GOOD song although the meaning is obvious its still a sad song!

    GCrockson July 29, 2002   Link
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    oleander is the only band that i know of that can make ballads that i love more than the rocking songs. yet another reason why they (should) rule the world.

    Alli-oh!on May 24, 2004   Link
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    This is an AWESOME song!!!! It's definitely about divorce, but can be interpreted in other ways, all of which are very powerful.

    TRussMuon June 18, 2007   Link
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    Best Oleander song no doubt

    TRussMuon February 15, 2009   Link
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    It's a song of a once happily married couple. Caring and trusting with the blessings of a child as well. But as time goes on we grow, some together, some apart and some grow curious again. He let's in to his curiosities and cheats on his wife. Afterwards he regrets what he has done as by doing so he risked loosing everything he realizes he loves, his wife and daughter(whom I am guessing Gracie is unless it's a pet) He has blown the trust the had between them and wonders if that trust could ever be repaired when there is no longer any guarantee he could be faithful since he broke that bond. Once was enough to damage what he was blind to seeing he already had and now may never have again, though they are trying.. now he sits in sorrow as he thinks of all the moments he cherished with his family that he so carelessly through away, even if it was just for a moment....thinking how could he have been so blind not to see what he was risking, only now seeing.... Everything he loved he already had.

    denise1077on February 16, 2024   Link

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