cautious man

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  • stephenw20


    Bill Horton was a cautious man of the road
    He walked lookin' over his shoulder and remained faithful to its code
    When something caught his eye he'd measure his need
    And then very carefully he'd proceed

    Billy met a young girl in the early days of May
    It was there in her arms he let his cautiousness slip away
    In their lovers twilight as the evening sky grew dim
    He'd lay back in her arms and laugh at what had happened to him

    On his right hand Billy tattooed the word love and on his left hand was the word fear
    And in which hand he held his fate was never clear
    Come Indian summer he took his young lover for his bride
    And with his own hands built a great house down by the riverside

    Now Billy was an honest man he wanted to do what was right
    He worked hard to fill their lives with happy days and loving nights
    Alone on his knees in the darkness for steadiness he'd pray
    For he knew in a restless heart the seed of betrayal lay

    One night Billy awoke from a terrible dream callin' his wife's name
    She lay breathing beside him in a peaceful sleep, a thousand miles away
    He got dressed in the moonlight and down to the highway he strode
    When he got there he didn't find nothing but road

    Billy felt a coldness rise up inside him that he couldn't name
    Just as the words tattooed 'cross his knuckles he knew would always remain
    At their bedside he brushed the hair from his wife's face as the moon shone on her skin so white
    Filling their room with the beauty of God's fallen light

  • Wounded Heart
    Wounded Heart

    well done! i enjoyed this very much! got any others? do you do alot of writing?

    Wounded Heart

    Love by giving to & accepting others unconditionally = true, pure love

  • stephenw20


    I cant take credit for is BRUUUUUUCE>>>>>>

    he wrote it on the Tunnel of lOVe collection...........lots of pain on that one...... from the imposing close of realtionship with his first wife.


  • stephenw20

    - Valentine's Day -

    I'm driving a big lay car rushin' up the highway in the dark
    I got one hand steady on the wheel and one hand's tremblin' over my heart
    It's pounding, baby, like it's gonna bust right on through
    And it ain't gonna stop till I'm alone again with you

    A friend of mine became a father last night
    When we spoke in his voice I could hear the light
    Of the skies and the rivers the timberwolf in the pines
    And that great jukebox out on Route 39
    They say he travels fastest who travels alone
    But tonight I miss my girl, mister, tonight I miss my home

    Is it the sound of the leaves
    Left blown by the wayside
    That's got me out here on this spooky old highway tonight
    Is it the cry of the river
    With the moonlight shining through
    That ain't what scares me baby
    What scares me is losin' you

    They say if you die in your dreams you really die in your bed
    But, honey, last night I dreamed my eyes rolled straight back in my head
    And God's light came shinin' on through
    I woke up in the darkness scared and breathin' and born anew
    It wasn't the cold river bottom I felt rushing over me
    It wasn't the bitterness of a dream that didn't come true
    It wasn't the wind in the gray fields I felt rushing through my arms
    No no baby it was you
    So hold me close, honey, say you're forever mine
    And tell me you'll be my lonely valentine

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