If I Could Only

If I could only say one word to you,

I'd search for a poet's tongue.

If I could only take you one place,

I'd take you where your heart was broken.

And I'd put time in its place.

And I'd pretend that I was young again.

And I'd wrap you in my medicine,

heal you with the word I've spoken.

And all the scars that you call beauty marks,

and all the wounds that haven't healed

will be the burden that I gladly bear.

My legs have memorized the way.

And every hidden note of bitterness,

and every battle you've concealed

will be the fuel that finds and forwards me

in this melody we play.

Carry the flag. Play the fife

in battle march step for the rest of our life.

A song in my head escapes today.

The sword we've forged is the love we've built,

our hands on the head of the heart on the hilt,

steeling us for encounters coming our way.

If I could only say one word to you,

I'd search for a poet's tongue.

If I could only take you one place,

I'd take you where your heart was broken.

And I'd put time in its place.

And I'd pretend that I was young again.

And I'd wrap you in my medicine,

heal you with the word I'd spoken.

© Audsongs 2017

Scatter My Ashes - The Kelly Song Collective
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