Border of roses and rose leaves.

Like Water

Lyrics & Music: Maureen S. O'Brien, 1997-5/11/2000
Insp: Babylon 5 after Marcus' death

All the ones who love me, leave me.
All who love me I won't love till too late.
Now once again my blindness grieves me,
But duty calls; my new ship will not wait.
Bright soul brave against the darkness,
White and shining unicorn --
Once I had no time to love you;
Now I've got no time to mourn.

(I hate how)
Love runs through my hands like water,
Like water running past me to the sea.
I can't hold you -- no, like water,
Like water, I have to set you free, oh,
Like water, I have to set you....

And all that I want whole, I've broken,
While all I wanted broken, still goes on.
And what I should say goes unspoken,
While what I should keep silent's said and gone.
All I make is marred in making, and
All that I most long for drifts away.
Oh, it's my own heart I keep breaking,
As well as those who too close to me stray.

(Because)
Love runs through my hands like water --
Held too long, evaporated, gone.
I can't hold you -- no, like water,
Like water, I must let love go on, oh,
Like water, I must let love go....

For all the perils in this caring,
There's danger for a stranger on her own.
To stand aghast at my own daring's
Far better than to always stand alone.
Like the dead, I am not learning,
And though it's safer not to make mistakes,
I have a heart, and it is burning,
And I'd rather regret the choice I make.

(So if)
Love runs through my hands like water,
Like water running down between bare toes,
I won't hold you -- no, like water,
Like water that's fallen but still flows, oh,
Like water, I'll follow where love...goes.

 

 

 

 

 

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