The night soon claims the day,
Shadows grow long where I lay,
I watch the sunlight dance off my wall
As leaves fall down in vain.
I had you on my mind,
I think I see you sometimes
I smile when I think of that Betsey dress,
And that night when we were a mess.
So fade, fade away
I'm going to watch it fade away
Into Remembrance Day.
I saw you standing there,
Unraveling in the autumn air,
You're going to ask if I'm painting again,
And I'll ask if you write much these days
And you still laugh the same
We still laugh without shame,
But in between words, a silence ensues,
And I know, I'm losing you
If this is the last time we meet,
Then it's strange how I'll never see,
Your life's familiar mystery,
That once unfolded for me...