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Lyrics

If I Was Away

Words and Music by Wolff Bowden © 2007 ASCAP



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 awaaaaaay, I’d come back to you someday

and if I was awaaaaaay, 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 awaaaaaay, I’d come back to you someday

and if I was awaaaaaay, 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 awaaaaaay, I’d come back to you someday

and if I was awaaaaaay, I’d come back to you someday.