Lyrics

Departures

All lyrics written by Norman Adcox & Scott Coopwood

Prelude

Why does love take so long
Why does love take so long
My eyes are open and my heart is strong
Why does love take so long

Was it Love

I saw the light
I ran to it
It pierced the night
And she knew it
But was it love
Was it love

I cornered you
You were surrounded
Veil torn in two
And she found it
But was it love
Was it love

I never thought it would happen
I never thought it would ever end this way

I saw the signs
Up in the heavens
We drank the wine
It was so pleasant
But was it love
Was it love

I gave a test
And you passed it
I never guessed
It would have lasted
But was it love
Was it love

I never thought it would happen
I never thought it would ever end this way

I saw the light
I ran to it
It pierced the night
And she knew it
But was it love
Was it love
Was it love
Was it love
Was it love
Was it love

I never thought it would happen
I never thought it would ever end this way

See Through You

Stood outside on a clear blue day
Watched the weather
Doesn’t matter anyway
It’s for the better

And I’ve been up and I’ve been down
In & out, all around
All the places I have found
For today

But I could not see through you
Like the others you saw through

All the songs that I could not write
They lost their meaning
The times I stayed up all night
There’s no feeling

And I’ve been up and I’ve been down
In & out, all around
All the places I have found
Along the way

But I could not see through you
Like the others you saw through

You’ve got a way
Of looking in my eyes
That makes me want to say goodbye
Goodbye

Stood outside on a clear blue day
Watched the weather
Doesn’t matter anyway
It’s for the better

But I could not see through you
Like the others you saw through

But I could not see through you
Like the others you saw through

The Kind of Gurl

Yeah she’s the kind of gurl
You never find
Never puts on a charade
She’s one of a kind

And I know
She knows
She’s on my mind
And I love her
Yeah I love her now
We’re doing fine

Yeah she’s the kind of gurl
You can’t give away
You can travel all around the world
You know she’s gonna stay

And I know
She knows
She’s on my mind
And I love her
Yeah I love her now
We’re doing fine

She’s fine
She’s fine
She’s mine

I took her photograph
I carry it still

I love the way she laughs
And I always will

And I know
She knows
She’s on my mind
And I love her
Yeah I love her now
We’re doing fine

She’s fine
She’s fine
She’s mine

I took her photograph
I carry it still
I love the way she laughs
And I always will

And I know
She knows
She’s on my mind
And I love her
Yeah I love her now
We’re doing fine

And I know
She knows
She’s on my mind
And I love her
Yeah I love her now
We’re doing fine

In the Moment

I’m falling
For the first time today
I’m falling
And I can feel it

And there’s a longing
That I just can’t change
And there’s a longing
And I believe it

And it’s hard to know
Just what I’m to do
And it’s hard to know
In the moment

And I tried
To turn it all around
But there’s no way to know where we’re going

You’re the morning
To my darkest night
You’re the morning
And all its meaning

I tried to tell you
But could not say it right
I tried to tell you
But you were leaving

And it’s hard to know
Just what I’m to do
And it’s hard to know
In the moment

And I tried
To turn it all around
But there’s no way to know where we’re going

In the moment we said our goodbyes
In the moment we said our goodbyes

I’m falling
For the first time today
I’m falling
And I can feel it

How Much Longer

Quit my job in the city the other day
Tired of working like a slave
Hopped a freight train
Carried me away
To find the truth for a change

Heard my grandpa he did the same
Guess it’s just my DNA
Pulling out of Memphis
The moonlight starts to fade
Sure beats the bright lights of LA

How much longer am I bound to carry on
Is it my fate to wander all alone
I know these tracks will some day take me home
But not before I write this song
No one know the road I’m on

Had a woman once
She took my name
Till someone carried her away
Where she is now I could not say
Still the same old cliche’

Now the sun beats hot
Bakes the Delta clay
The cold dark nights keep me awake
The steal wheels they turn into another day
Can’t trade the solace for the pain

How much longer am I bound to carry on
Is it my fate to wander all alone
I know these tracks will some day take me home
But not before I write this song

Driving Highway 1

Driving Highway 1
Laughing in the sun
Driving ’til the day is done
I know that you’re the one

Sitting in my car
Staring at the stars
I love you just the way you are
Wondering can we go this far

I know that its been years
It’s your love that brings me here
And California sparkles in the sun
Driving Highway 1

The salt upon your skin
Tastes of wine and gin
You slowly draw me in
Where do I begin

I know that its been years
It’s your love that brings me here
And California sparkles in the sun
Driving Highway 1

The tide has come and gone
We’re staring at the dawn
We’re barely hanging on
Driving Highway 1

I know that it’s been years
It’s your love that brings me here
And California sparkles in the sun
Driving Highway 1

I know that it’s been years
It’s your love that brings me here
And California sparkles in the sun
Driving Highway 1

Places Unknown

The last time I saw you
You were lying there
I told you I was leaving
You didn’t seem to ¬†care
That I’m leaving for places unknown
And where I lay my head will be my home

The whiskey and the pills
Are always by your side
They’re you life and lover
And that I can’t abide
So I’m leaving for places unknown
And where I lay my head will be my home

You’re wasting time
And I’ve wasted mine
And time won’t stand still
And time won’t stand still

I can’t see the future
But I know what’s in my heart
There’s something out there waiting
I need a brand new start
So I’m leaving for places unknown
And where I lay my head will be my home

You’re wasting time
And I’ve wasted mine
And time won’t stand still
And time won’t stand still

Let it Rain

What if I knew your darkest secret
What if you found me out
What if I begged you for forgiveness
Would it remove all doubt
Remove all doubt

What if I drove all night to find you
What if you ran the other way
What if the moonlight had subsided
Would it make you stay
Make you stay

We can live our lives in vain
And turn around
And do it all again
Sometimes when it rains
It’s just enough to wash away the pain
So let it rain
Let it rain

What if I painted you a picture
Mona Lisa dressed in white
What if her smile fades to darkness
Would it be alright
Be alright

We can live our lives in vain
And turn around
And do it all again
Sometimes when it rains
It’s just enough to wash away the pain
So let it rain
Let it rain

Our love is the one thing
That will survive
We can hold on forever
Till the end of all time

We can live our lives in vain
And turn around
And do it all again
Sometimes when it rains
It’s just enough to wash away the pain
So let it rain
Let it rain

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