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You'll Never Know

Love and life as the water cycle. Don’t let fear be a dam. Also written at the mountain cabin (by a babbling brook to emphasize the water theme). I came up with the chords, she had specific ideas for the structure and created lyrics to fit.

This is us sitting in our basement. She’d be horrified to know her vocals were recorded. I treasure hearing her voice on this.

Lyrics

Love is like water

Flowing under the ground

I’m divining 

A way to get through to what I think I’ve found

 

Fear is like winter

Covering the spring

Yet you’re declining

The warm gift of sunshine the springtime can bring

You never know

How will you know

You never know until you cry

 

You’ll never know

How will you ever know

You’ll never know until you cry

Heart like a willow

Bends to the wind

Ever reminding the barren of winter to bloom once again

 

Time like a river

Carries the tears

Ever unwinding the minutes to hours, the hours to years

You never know

How will you know

You never know until you cry

 

You’ll never know

(Sorrows will come and go)

How will you ever know

(Rain showers turn to snow)

You’ll never know until you cry

(Into earth into river and ocean back into sky)