The Note

I don’t like writing sad songs. I understand that some folks want to (as someone said to me) “experience the full range of human emotion” but I’ve had all the sadness I’ll ever need, I don’t have to go searching for it.

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Palm of Your Hand

see that cloud, out on the horizon?
no bigger than the palm of your hand
sort of thing you got to keep your eyes on
the storm that’s coming might be more than you can stand

so leave the shore, head on out to sea
if you think you’ve got the stuff to ride it out
maybe you think it’ll pass you by
might could happen, but I’ve got my doubts

and then like me
you’ll have to ask
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

I loved the sea, wanted adventure
it was time for the boy to be a man
like a fool I ignored that little storm cloud
till I was out so far I couldn’t see the land

I didn’t know
I’d need to ask
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

bridge

angry waves towered overhead
in my anguish I cried out to the Lord
the waves kept pounding till I wished that I was dead
till finally, they washed me overboard

as I sank beneath the surface
I was thinking
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday that we’ll both find that state of grace

as I rose up above the foaming water
there was no hand to lift me from the sea
so like a lamb led away from the slaughter
I went off to see what else a man could be

and still
I wonder
why should I forgive you?

chorus

if I did you wouldn’t know
and if you knew you wouldn’t care
’cause if you cared we wouldn’t be here in the first place
so it’s time for me to go
this is more than I can bear
I hope someday
you’ll find a way
it’s what I pray
that someday
you’ll find that state of grace