Tom Lanigan

Tom Lanigan

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Sweet Maria

Written By: Tom Lanigan

I said when you go let me follow you home let me go down,
You helped me forget about love about death and disease,
Now millions of people are crowding to see you in glory,
As I sit alone knowing what I've always known.

You're gone my sweet Maria,
To lands that I've never seen I'd be lucky to reach,
And when I am old an approaching the barrier slowly,
I will sit by the fire talking aloud in my sleep.

I prayed for the day when you'd turn away ever so slightly,
A chance with a kiss to be sure that I'd miss your perfume,
Singing God intervene because children are mean and relentless,
And the faults of my youth unprotected are open and bleeding.

You're gone my sweet Maria,
To lands that I've never seen I'd be lucky to reach,
And when I am old an approaching the barrier slowly,
I will sit by the fire talking aloud in my sleep.

Lessons are coming at me like bullets a firing,
Colors the mind, covers the ears, I can't breathe,
Too much information,
Unable to process the wisdom,
It's amazing the world is still turning in spite of my dreams,
Always!
Always!

You're gone my sweet Maria,
To lands that I've never seen I'd be lucky to reach,
And when I am old an approaching the barrier slowly,
I will sit by the fire talking aloud in my sleep.