The thought of him takes me back
To days when life was so much simpler.
After work you could go get a drink
Fill your mind with all kinds of ideals
Just to make your way home
And do the exact same thing the next day.
He reminds me of a gentle time
When hearts were lost to long walks
Talks of forever and beyond
When the promises people made they never broke.
He reminds me of when I believed in everything
There was so much good about people
Nobody could convince me otherwise
Even the bad people.
He reminds me of a dock
Where we carved our names into it
Promising that in the years to come
We would go back to that same place
Just to see our names again
And so we could remember
Making love right there in the parking lot.
Today he showed me the life I could have had
If only I were a little more settled
A little more refined
A little less prone to run.
He reminds me of what I lost
In losing myself
To the darkness of my past.
Of what I could have gained
Had I dealt with it
Instead of running away.