For all the damage that was done
We leave a lot of good
For all the dreams that this would last
Of course it never could
If it’s my nature to be surprised
It’s sure not my intent
‘Cause change is something to expect
When the money has been spent

Brighter times are coming
I’d like to think that’s right
But for now I’ll settle in
And wait out this long night

There was a truth to separate
From all the lies that bind
There were the promises we made
And never got behind
If it’s my nature to hold a grudge
It’s sure not my intent
Don’t want to push back memories
Just to wonder where they went

Brighter times are coming
I need to have that hope
But for now I’ll settle in
And find my way to cope

The ship has left the harbor and sailed to sea
Good luck with what you’re searching for
Good luck to me
And should we meet on some unexpected day
I hope we’ll have it in us
Not to look the other way

However many years have passed
With nothing much to show
However wronged we may have been
It’s time to let it go
If it’s my nature to have regrets
It’s sure not my intent
There’s nothing reached for wishing
There’s nothing left in that lament

Brighter times are coming
I do believe that’s true
So for now I’ll settle in
And count on something new


From:  Somewhere Close to Near
Released:  March, 2009
"BRIGHTER TIMES"