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Miranda Hope: Music

Ashes

(Miranda Hope/Mack Starks)
When we last met, I had so many dreams.
Stir the world in my coffee with my sugar and cream.
But life came along and she topped off my cup
With a news so hard I could hardly dream it up.
Left me fragile, shy and confused,
And a whole lot better for standing here next to you.

The tide it goes out and it finds it’s way in
And it drifts us apart and carries us in again.
Ashes to ashes, but first a tree.
Dust to dust, but first you and me.

I don’t have a job or a husband in tow
I don’t have wallet-sized photos of kids playing the piano.
It’s just me, as I am, scared in my skin.
Let me stay, let me go, let me out, let me in,
It’s just you, as you are, as you’ve always been.
Where we left off, it’s where we begin.

The tide it goes out and it finds it’s way in
and it drifts us apart and carries us in again.
Ashes to ashes, but first a tree.
Dust to dust, but first you and me.

Why do I plan anything at all,
When most of what I do I can hardly recall?
And where did the years go?
I guess Time strung them in his bow
And shot them in his arrow, straight into now.

And the tide it goes out and comes in once more,
And it looks pretty much the same as it did before.
Ashes to ashes, but first a tree.
Dust to dust, but first you and me.