Lost Spring

This is something I came up with to express one aspect of how we’ve all put lives on hold in different ways.

Hey, let’s get together; let’s get a drink and meet;
Hey, let’s get together; I really think you’re sweet.
Hey we got together; had a meal and talked all night;
Hey we got together; wrapped my arms around you to hold you tight.

Hey let’s get together, I’m crazy ‘bout you
Hey let’s get together, wanna wrap my arms around you.
Hey let’s be together, I’ll try anything with you
Hey let’s be together, firefly squid got the best of you.

We didn’t know then
It was gonna be a lost spring
We didn’t know how
It was gonna upside-down
We didn’t know it was gonna be a lost spring
We started out fast and we never slowed down.

The days and weeks I spent with you really blew my mind.
My love for you broke through; I wanted you to be mine.
Hey let’s stay together; this is something true.
Hey let’s stay together; I wanna live my life with you.

We didn’t know then
It was gonna be a lost spring
We didn’t know how
It was gonna upside-down
We didn’t know it was gonna be a lost spring
We held each other then but we didn’t see now.

[bridge]

What if we put our lives together? I could build my life around you.
Hey let’s put our lives together; our families, me, and you.
But the world got between us, slowed everything down. [spoken]
Told us to stay apart, to stay in our towns. [spoken]
I got sick and you got scared.
Were the two of us beyond repair?

We didn’t know then
It was gonna be a lost spring
We didn’t know how
It was gonna upside-down
We didn’t know it was gonna be a lost spring
We tried to hold on but we didn’t know how.

So we’re searching for that lost spring
Even though they’re all lost that came before.
I’m looking for you in our lost spring
I think you’re there, waiting somehow.
Searching for each other in that lost spring
Don’t forget the one coming to your door.

We didn’t know then
It was gonna be a lost spring
We didn’t know then and we don’t know now.

(c) Rick Colosimo 2020.

Notes:
I’m clearly a word guy, not a music guy. So as I got started, the melody from the Grateful Dead’s St. Stephen helped me give it a bit of structure to pull things together. A few days later, I think I realized that it’s a folksy, almost country, sound in feel.

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