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I Remember It Was May (song)

This is a song I wrote about my brother.  Here are the lyrics:

I remember it was May
And winds were whispering
In red and gold all day

They spoke to me of the
Strangeness of distance
Of the loneliness heading my way

They asked me to tell them
If your journey was over, as night
Searched through my room in B.A.

Is it God's face do you see
When you close your eyes?
And does it ever seem
Nothingness and lies
As though He is just
Our tears in disguise

I remember it was May
The sunlight was freedom
Summer had chosen that day

While I played baseball
You sat on our stoop
Watching in your secretive way

You were maybe just ten
Yet it seems now you knew
The way you would be betrayed
 
Is it God's face do you see
When you close your eyes?
And does it ever seem
Nothingness and lies
As though He is just
Our fears in disguise

I remember it was May
I was drawing your portrait
Each line was what I dared not say

While posing you told me
In the valley of shadow
The monsters come out to play

The trick, you said,
Is never to run,
Walk past them and keep walking away
 
Is it God's face do you see
When you close your eyes?
And does it ever seem
Nothingness and lies
As though He is just
Our tears in disguise
Your tears in disguise

 

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