I sang the song slowly As she stood in the shadows She stepped to the light As my silver strings spun She called with her eyes To the tune I's a-playin' But the song it was long And I'd only begun
Through a bullet of light Her face was reflectin' The fast fading words That rolled from my tongue With a long-distance look Her eyes was on fire But the song it was long And there was more to be sung.
My eyes danced a circle Across her clear outline With her head tilted sideways She called me again As the tune drifted out She breathed hard through the echo But the song it was long And it was far to the end
I glanced at my guitar And played it pretendin' That of all the eyes out there I could see none As her thoughts pounded hard Like the pierce of an arrow But the song it was long And it had to get done
As the tune finally folded I laid down the guitar Then looked for the girl Who'd stayed for so long But her shadow was missin' For all of my searchin' So I picked up my guitar And began the next song