• advent journal: friends at last

    by  • December 14, 2013 • advent journal, friends, music • 4 Comments

    The last couple of days have left me overwhelmed by and grateful for all of the affection and attention that has come my way. I am a fortunate man. Sitting tonight in the upstairs room that is my “office” and going through the pockets of my mind trying to find words to describe at least some of what I’m feeling, I was pulled to a song my friend Billy and I wrote many years ago. Tonight seems a good night to sing them again.

    friends at last

     

    night and the phone rings pretty late

    I need to talk are you still awake

    you still awake

    pride freezes the words we try to say

    how did you get so far away

    you’re far away

    facing a day that’s too much to bear

    never need never bleed

    on the face that we wear

     

    but when the snow falls on your roof

    and my world feels colder

    when you know without any proof

    that you have my shoulder

    when the fear of pain comes to break us

    it’s the years of strain that will make us

    friends at last

     

    eyes just a glance and look away

    how is your life and have a nice day

    hey have a good day

    so hard to pay what it costs to share

    drop a line and it’s fine

    but does anyone care

     

    but when the snow falls on your roof

    and my world feels colder

    when you know without any proof

    that you have my shoulder

    when the fear of pain comes to break us

    it’s the years of strain that will make us

    friends at last

     

    facing a day that’s too much to bear

    never need never bleed

    on the face that we wear

     

    but when the snow falls on your roof

    and my world feels colder

    when you know without any proof

    that you have my shoulder

    when the fear of pain comes to break us

    it’s the years of strain that will make us

    friends at last

    Peace

    Milton

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    4 Responses to advent journal: friends at last

    1. Annie Hammon
      December 15, 2013 at 12:37 am

      Tears and tears. Those friends are precious. Sometimes I wonder who out there keeps late hours.

    2. December 15, 2013 at 1:53 am

      MILTON!! Oh, my God!…Thank you.

    3. December 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thanks.

    4. Tim Tyson
      December 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      I am up late and up early, too, these days. That is truly a brilliant song, Milty. Just lovely and just right, too.

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