February 5, 2006

Today's MP3: John Gorka

A big thank you to Kat at Keep The Coffee Coming for posting the perfect, tear-jerking John Gorka song "Love is Our Cross to Bear" - I was listening to this and thinking it actually has a certain "Brokeback Mountain" quality to it. Why hasn't Maura O'Connell covered this? Act fast to get it - this is music for your soul.

I didn't know where to look for you last night
I didn't know where to find you
I didn't know how I could touch that light
That's always gathering behind you

I didn't know that I would find a way
To find you in the morning
But love can pull you out of yesterday
As it takes you without warning

I want to be a long time friend to you
I want to be a long time known
Not one of your memory's used-to-bes
A summer's fading song

It's from me, it's to you
For your eyes
It's a weight, a wonder that is wise
I am here

You are there
Love is our cross to bear

I know I'll think of us upon that hill
With the golden moon arising
And the stars will fall around us still
While the love is realizing

And so it is until we meet again
And I throw my arms around you
You can count the gray hairs in my head
I'll still be thankful that I found you

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