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lyrics

Another morning that you're stirring at the crack of dawn
I lie there doing nothing, flinching when the light comes on
You're checking things against a list to make sure nothing has been missed
Your passport and your boarding pass
You always leave them out til last
And I'm puffy eyed and I'm not much use
But you manage to be patient as you pass my shoes

Another morning that we're rushing out into the car
The day will come when we leave in enough time but it's not so far
So in the midst of all of this, I forget to steal a kiss
To hold your hand and tell you you don't understand how you'll be missed
So I hang around til you've checked your bags
You won't get rid of me til security

And you hold my dreams with yours
And I hold yours too because
I will take my chances
On your wood shoe dances
Cos nothing else makes sense the way this does
It's the life we have chosen
It's the life that has chosen us

So take care darling then and let me know you land okay
I'll head back home and watch my phone until I know you got there safe
And then we'll steal a moment now and then
To hear each other's voice again
Adding up the hours ahead
To talk before we go to bed
And it's the same old words for the same old love
That never quite feel big enough

And we'll do the best we can
With faces on a screen
But it's more gigantic
Than the whole Atlantic
And any other ocean in beween
Not the love I have chosen
But the love that has chosen me

So I'll keep the homefires burning darling waiting for your return
And soon enough the time will come to pack my bags and take my turn
But no amount of sky any water stands between the bricks and mortar
Where my true love's flesh and bones, that will always be my home

And we'll make our own mistakes
Just like everyone does
You can take your chances,
I don't have the answers
But we'll work it out as we go on because
It's the love we have chosen, it's the love that has chosen us

So just let me know when you land okay

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from There's No Such Thing As a Protest Singer, released December 9, 2016
Grace Petrie - vocals and guitar

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