Things We Carry -Blue Water Highway

Anne Marie, I saw you on the screen
An old motion picture girl in black and white
You danced in my heart once upon a long, long time

I was younger then, still too old to see
Always one to give an answer, never questioned anything
And so imagine my surprise when you cast those doubtful eyes
And broke the silver walled dimension
My heart, and in the tension said

Oh now, with all the changes coming down
I’m falling in the aisle, and we’re growing older babe
Will you pick me up on your way? ‘Cause when nothing stays the same
It’s the things we carry

She lay down, spread her arms out on the ground
And told me how she’d hid the screenplay of her life
In a dressing room no one could ever find
And then I held her, and I whispered something sweet
I said I think it was a line from Shakespeare
Oh and Annie, you believed it, I said

Oh now, with all the changes coming down
I’m falling in the aisle, and we’re growing older babe
Will you pick me up on your way? ‘Cause when nothing stays the same
It’s the things we carry

Oh now Annie, I believe the desolation you receive
Might be the ending of the world, if you were any other girl

She flipped the light and went off dancing in the alley
As I stumbled through the lobby in the dark
I lit a candle and I thought, the best laid plans can run amok
But I chalk my love up to luck
I was the only boy around who laughed when you rolled into town and said

Oh now, with all the changes coming down
I’m falling in the aisle, you know I’m falling, we’re growing older babe
Will you pick me up on your way? ‘Cause when nothing stays the same
It’s the things we carry

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Things We Carry -Blue Water Highway