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  1. Shadow In The Window

From the album Willow Springs

Lyrics

So I took a drive over to his house
Though I knew he wasn’t there
He was always standing looking out the window
Or sittin’ in his easy chair

He was always a bit of a mystery
Always seemed so far away
Even when he was standing next to me
We never had that much to say

He would always hear me coming or going
From a million miles away
I’d see his silhouette in the window
Every time I’d pull out of the driveway

Now there’s a shadow in the window that’s missing
There’s a shadow in the window that’s gone
I only want to tell you, “I love you
I’m doing my best to be strong and to hold on”

I always wondered what he was thinking
Was he waiting for me to crash
Or maybe he just wanted to come with me
I never thought to ask

I wondered what he was doing
Watching me every time I drove away
I wonder what he did that for
Maybe he just wanted me to stay

Now there’s a shadow in the window that’s missing
There’s a shadow in the window that’s gone
I only want to tell you, “I love you
I’m doing my best to be strong”
Maybe I will see you in heaven
At least that’s how the story goes
There’s a shadow in the window that’s missing I’m having a hard time letting go

Maybe he felt like a prisoner bound by
Invisible chains hidden all around
He took more out of life than it took out of him
He said, “Son, I want you to be so much better than me.”

He told so many stories
I was never sure which ones were true
He was too big for this small town
He was an Irishman through and through

The bagpipes moaned on that cold day
The day we laid him to rest
All I can say as I drive away
I’m sorry that it came to this

Now there’s a shadow in the window that’s missing
There’s a shadow in the window that’s gone
I only want to tell you, “I love you
I’m sorry that things went so wrong”
Maybe I will see you in heaven
At least that’s how the story goes
Now there’s a shadow in the window that’s missing
I’m having a hard time letting go

Hey, I love you.....

For JEM