Something to Bear

go away, you’ve said it, please just go now
I’m not prepared to hear what else you mean to tell
I’m waiting for your footsteps to head back toward the road
I’ll sleep here by this old well in the forest we once roamed

go away, you haunt me like a ghost now
I’m not the same, a tragedy could soon befall
all summer here without you I planned this night of your return
I’ll sleep here on my own now and the candles won’t be burned

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

you must go away, your presence here is wrong now
we’re past the end, already I’ve let go, somehow
your hand upon my shoulder is an act of treachery
I’ll sleep here by this old well, let the forest comfort me

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
Oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

you must go away, on holy ground you trespass
for years to come, I’ll cherish this great loneliness
the blanket spread behind us will never touch your naked skin
I’ll sleep here on my own now, let the darkness take me in

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

I am looking down into the water
tipping forward at the edge of the well
oh the beauty of the end of love is something to bear

(words by Doug Harrison)

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