jeffery hemphill

jeffery hemphill

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Distance

Written By: Jeffery Hemphill

Distance
ã2006 Jeffery Hemphill

They say in Amarillo
the sun shines all the time
I know out in Reno
the sun shines the same
and the distance between two lovers
isn’t measured by the length of the
telephone line
the telephone line
no it isn’t

Autumn rolled around and you rolled up out of town
said you were goin’ to California
love me forever and you’ll see me in the spring
meet me in Reno
you’re going to meet me in Reno

Seasons come and go
anticipation clouds the soul
the reason that you know it does
can’t be taught
it can’t be learned
and the distance between two lovers
isn’t measured by the length of the
telephone line
the telephone line
no it isn’t

it was killing me
nearly killed myself to get there
drove all the way from Louisiana
just to hear you say
“Got me a brand new addiction…
go on home; go back home.”

They say in Chicago
the wind blows cold in the Spring
I know out in Reno
the wind blows the same
and the distance between two lovers
isn’t measured by the length of the
telephone line
the telephone line
no it isn’t
the distance between two lovers
measured by the depth
of the lies they tell
the lies tell
to one another

stepping stones

Written By: jeffery hemphill


Stepping Stones
ã2006 Jeffery Hemphill

We are stepping stones
embedded in the pathways of the lives of others
the twinkling of an eye
there for a moment
then they move on

we are stepping stones
we are stepping stones
brief encounters with those on their path
chosen or not
chosen or not

we get real close
then we get real far away
further away than if we’d never met
powerful presences
soon powerless
powerful presences
soon forgotten

we are stepping stones
we are stepping stones

washed by the ebb and flow of the human tide
the ebb and flow of those who shape our lives
footsteps wear the stone
footsteps round the stone
footsteps shape the stone

we are stepping stones