Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs

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Fondly On My Mind

Written By: Will Hobbs

Fondly on my Mind
Words and Music by Will Hobbs

Instrumental intro

Verse 1
In a shoebox full of letters, I came upon a poem
You sent me, and it moved me, to see if you were home
Though penned when we were half our age, your the words ran true and cried
Of nature’s wonder, human blunder, beauty versus pride.

Verse 2
You wrote of whales and eagles, of northern straits unnamed
You sang of verdant splendor, of wilderness untamed
Of ships that breached the silence, of wakes that breached the shore
Of whales that breached the waters, of eagles as they soared.

Chorus 1
Was there a chance that you remembered me, across that gulf of time?
I’m just a little nervous, you’re so fondly on my mind.

Instrumental

Verse 3
I remember my amazement, you answered when I called
Your voice was so familiar, like it’s been no time at all
And your memories of those few short days we spent so long ago
Were as fresh as mine, it was clear to me we’d touched each other’s soul

Chorus 2
I was pleased that you remembered me, across that gulf of time
And I’m just a little nervous, you’re so fondly on my mind.

Verse 4
You live for snow and winter, and I live for the sun
But we both find joy in music, that’s where our hearts are one
Now I work at the factory and you live by the pen
As I write these words I wonder, will I see your face again?

Chorus 3
I was pleased that you remembered me, across that gulf of time
And I’m just a little nervous, you’re so fondly on my mind.

Instrumental

© 2007 by Will Hobbs

One Way Street

Written By: Will Hobbs

One Way Street
Words and Music by Will Hobbs

Intro
No one knows just how you feel
You carry a wound that doesn’t heal

Verse 1
Sudden sounds still startle you, your instincts kick in strong
Though time has dulled the pain a bit, the scars are far from gone
Your constant pain is hidden from the people that you meet
And the twisted road from innocence is a one-way street

Verse 2
Your mind drifts back to open fields, where battle fires once raged
You were there when the cannons flared, that’s where you came of age
You knew that it was senseless then, but still you carried on
For God, and country, and your men, ‘til all your fire was gone

Chorus
Your constant pain is hidden from the people that you meet
And the twisted road from innocence is a one-way street

Verse 3
The first time you saw combat, you remember how you cried
“Oh my God, I hit someone,” and “Oh my God, he’s died”
The next time you saw battle, though, things had changed inside
“The stupid fool should not have run, he never should have tried”

Chorus
Your constant pain is hidden from the people that you meet
And the twisted road from innocence is a one-way street

Bridge
It’s the same sun rising that rose the day before
But you are not the same man they sent away to war
You carry all those memories, you carry all the pain
Of the innocence that you’ve lost, and never could regain

Verse 4
Sudden sounds still startle you, and ghosts invade your dreams
Fallen faces from the fray, both friend and foe it seems
Though memories like the leaves of Fall may scatter in the wind
Through all the seasons of your life, you’ve wished your war would end

Chorus
Your constant pain is hidden from the people that you meet
And the twisted road from innocence is a one-way street

© 2008 by Will Hobbs