you stayed and drank with fallen angels

your halo tarnished and you wept

while your soul went through the changes

 

I look at how I live my life

I remember how you lived your own

hey, I'm not asking for some shining light

to make this house a home

'cause everything is up to me

and you didn't want to face that fact

you didn't want to be set free

it was easier doing your act

 

I'm learning to grow old with grace

I'm killing the fire of fear

I'm building a warm time and place

to see me through the years

 

So goodbyefriend that is my blood

I bless you here in song

I'm glad I see just what it was

that held me back so long

I only send you prayers and love

outside of rights and wrongs

and I hope you bless me just because

I loved you for so damned long

 

Yes, I'm learning to grow old with grace

I'm killing the fire of fear

I'm building a warm time and place

to see me through the years

to see me

through the years 

  

 

Goodbye Nora

 

Just now I finally realized

I'm not going to end like you

'cause I keep looking round the bend

while I'm caught in crazy blues 

and you knew the blues so well, my friend

    

Gerald Nicholas Simpson.  All rights reserved.