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I watched you fly away
Across the empty sky
I turned around and waved goodbye

And now it's me alone
It's just an empty home
That's on an empty street
In a town that always sleeps

    And a blind man in the darkness knows no difference
    But I have grown accustomed to the colors that you bring

I check the dial tone
On the telephone
But when I try to speak
The reception gets so weak

I took an hour's drive
Into the countryside
The sky was bright and clear
But it was cold without you here

    And my mind is turning back before I knew you
    And the numbness was the only thing I'd ever really known
    And I was home

        Long ago, I was happy by myself
        Long ago, it was me and no one else
        Long ago, and then I saw your face

I got a photograph
Beneath a sheet of glass
Inside a cherry frame
But it is never quite the same

It's just a memory
A spot in history
But that's no good to me
When I am living here and now

    Oh, I've tried to make my peace with all the silence
    I have tried to patch the cracks, I've got my finger in the dam

    And I've tried to find contentment in seclusion
    But I will never really smile till the day that you return
    Till you return


Tuning: Standard, Capo 3

C  Am  F   Em G   (x2)

F  C  F  C/E  G  F

Am  C   G  F

Played LiveFull Statistics

Played at 4 out of 12 shows since introduction (33%)
Played at 3 out of 6 non-open mic shows since introduction (50%)
There have been 4 show(s) since the last play.


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  Discussion: Saturday

keikomushi (anon) · 7 years, 10 months ago
This song was so sweet and captures the mood well. My hubby is currently living away at a police academy so it feels more personal to me. Love is tested when you are separated by distance.
Hannes (anon) · 6 years, 3 months ago
A very nice song, so sweet, so full of love! And thanks for all the music of you.
Tori From Youtube (anon) · 5 years, 6 months ago

Ye thanks josh, i got it downloaded and ready for next video ^-^

shweekend (anon) · 4 years, 7 months ago

i was browsing for weddings in belgium and came across this page: with the beautiful pictures, and your music in the background, i couldn't help but feel my heartstrings pulled.

  i googled some phrases and found your website. i then realized the song is actually very sad,... but when i heard it , i just thought of only beautiful good things and it made me tear up.  i thought of how i watched him "fly away" eveyrtime (we've been on long distance for 5 years now).  its amazing how a sad song could be so happy  too and how i wish your words could be tweaked to an incredibly happy one -  its quite perfect for a slow dance. your song made my mind "turn back before i knew him" and how beautiful life is now.  he just proposed last week.

Thank you so much for the song, (and to the photographer who is using your songs!) i hope to download your other songs and hopefully hear you on the radio!!! keep it up!!

Josh Woodward Back · 4 years, 7 months ago

Awesome, thanks so much for the kind words! So glad you stumbled across my tunes.

Omar mustafa (anon) · 4 years, 6 months ago
josh.. telling you that u made an extremely beautiful hits-I think- isn't a new thing u r gonna know about..but this one is awesome..thank you !!
Darlene (anon) · 3 years, 11 months ago
This song is great....
Nina (anon) · 3 years, 2 months ago
Hi! Well, last night, my boyfriend sang this to me. We're currently in a long distance relationship. We're going strong. The lyrics describe exactly how it is to be apart from the one you love. I was wondering if you might have a backtrack to this song... I want to sing it at my school's talent show. :) This really is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
Josh Woodward Back · 3 years, 2 months ago

Aww, thanks so much! And absolutely, here's a direct link to the instrumental mix. Let me know if you record it, I'd love to hear/see it :)


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