IF THINGS WERE DIFFERENT

G.Merrill/S.Rubicam
©1990 Irving Music/Boy Meets Girl Music (BMI)

Too much is made of this
it's only love
and I'd like to think I'm able to leave
when I'm strong enough
but you've tracked me down
and lifted me up
and I wanna drink from your river
and I wanna circle your fire
and I wanna dream of a life here steady and true
but I know I'm just passing through

If things were different
I would be your lover
but I've cast these stones
to the heavens above
I can only say
I'm being carried away
but sometimes
I wish things were different

Mine is a lonely quest
a private matter
and I cannot always choke the tears
or share the laughter
but you understand
and welcome me here
and I wanna rest in your shadow
and I wanna fall like rain at your feet
and I wanna go where the wind blows wild and free

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And I wanna drink from your river
and I wanna circle your fire
and I wanna dream of a life here steady and true
but I know I'm just passing through

rideout on chorus