The winterlings you are acres
The winterlings you are acres
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  1. If I Was Away

From the album You Are Acres

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Lyrics

If I Was Away
© 2007 Wolff Bowden

Maybe next winter I’ll send you a ring
to wear on your finger, to help you to sing
a song for a man who is too far away
who sits in the distance with nothing to say

If I was a radio, I’d tune this song for you
about the things I might have been in worlds we never knew
If I was a record I would spin and spin and spin
cause time is just a needle on this skin I’m living in
If I was some speakers I would roar to outer space
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday

This is the distance between you and me
how many footsteps more do I need
how many fires until we find wood
how many nights don’t we sleep when we should

If I was a river I would flow right through your life
and wash away the darkness like the day erases night
If I was a house I would hold back heavy snow
and keep your books and blankets warm each time you go
If I was a dancer I would cross this open stage
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday

Maybe next summer or I don’t know when
I’ll drive across Kansas and find you again
In your yellow dress with those tears still on your face
I’ll lift you and kiss you and take you away

If I was a breath, I would fill your empty chest
with all wind that I could fit inside my fishing net
If I was a fire I would burn right through this wind
And let you know the kind of smoke and ash I’m living in
If I was a poet I would know just what to say
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday
and if I was away, I’d come back to you someday