Music

Years Gone By -
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- Vezner/Pattison

It was almost seven years since he last spoke to his father
Though at least 100 times he must have dialed that number
A scene that he repeated, a call gone uncompleted
Once again


It was a perfect day in April when his mother left the message
Your dad might like to see you, that was all she said and
He was on the road by evening, praying he would be there
For the end


And the years gone by
Didn’t seem to matter
And the reasons why
Ran away like water
Through the years gone by
Years gone by


When he walked in to the room to find his father sleeping
As his mother rose to meet him from the vigil she’d been keeping
Said it probably won’t be long now, but he’s been holding on now
Till you come


As he bent beside his father and felt his shallow breathing
He took the calloused hands that so long ago’d released him
And those blue eyes fluttered open, and the silence came unbroken


All at once


The years gone by
Didn’t seem to matter
And the reasons why
Ran away like water
Through the years gone by
Years gone by


Time.
Time enough to feel
Time enough to heal what they had lost
Though not a word was spoken
In the space of just a moment


The years gone by
Didn’t seem to matter
And the reasons why

Ran away like water
Through the years gone by


Years gone by


Didn’t seem to matter
And the tears uncried
Ran away like water
Through the years gone by
Years gone by

© 2020 Pat Pattison