"Going Back"

Brian R. Baer


There's no one here to take the time to even listen, anymore.
This little room will share the tears of the fall.
'Cause summer love has taken wings and drifted from my heart;
Leaving me alone within these walls.




Well, what did you think? What did he say?
--that love would last forever?
You knew the truth, but you fooled yourself,
And, babe, you should know better!

Are you going back to face the music?
One more time, before you lose it?
It's not the same, the way things used to be!
Feeling down? I know you're trying.
One more time-- know what you’re buying,
Will your heart ever learn to see?

In all your dreams, it works okay.
Tap hidden strengths to face the day;
But all your trials don't seem to show the way!
This cruel joke just drags along--
Without love, the heart is gone.
But, if it finds you, can you let it stay?

Are you going back, to face the music?
One more time, or did you lose it?
It's not the same, the way things used to be.
Feeling down? I know you're trying,
One more time? What are you buying?
Will your heart ever learn to see?

Another year has taken shape,
And many hearts have chanced the break,
But one remains untouched by all it hears;
And its protector remains alone,
Wishing comforts like it's known;
But still recoiling from its hidden fears!

You're going back, to face the music.
One more time, before you lose it.
It's still the same, the way things used to be!
Feeling down? I know you're trying.
One more time, but you’re not buying.
Now your heart has finally learned to see.

Well, now you know and now you care,
But the past is not defeated.
You hear temptation calling on you.
Is the future the past repeated?
Will the future be past repeated?
Will the future be past repeated?

There's no one here to take the time to even listen, anymore.
This little room will share the tears of the fall.
'Cause summer love has taken wings and drifted from my heart;
Leaving me alone within these walls.



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