ain’t life a brook lyrics – ferron

i watch you reading a book
i get to thinking our love’s a polished stone
you give me a long drawn look
i know pretty soon you’re going to leave our home
and of course i mind,
especially when i’m thinking from my heart
but life don’t clickety clack down a straight line track
it comes together and it comes apart.
you say you hope i’m not the kind
to make you feel obliged
to go ticking through your time
with a pained look in your eyes
you give me the furniture, we’ll divide the photographs
go out to dinner one more time
have ourselves a bottle of wine
and a couple of laughs
and when first you left
i stayed so sad i wouldn’t sleep
i know that love’s a gift, i thought yours was mine
and something that i could keep
now i realize that time is not the only compromise
but a bird in the hand could be an all night stand
between a blazing fire and a pocket of skies
so i hope i’m not the kind
to make you feel obliged
to go ticking through your time
with a pained look in your eyes
i covered the furniture, i framed the photographs
went out to dinner one more time
had myself a bottle of wine and a couple of laughs
and just the other day
i got your letter in the mail
i’m happy for you, it’s been so long
you’ve been wanting a cabin and a backwoods trail
and i think that’s great… me…
i seem to find myself in school
it’s all ok, i just want to say
i’m so relieved we didn’t do it cruel
but ain’t life a brook
just when i get to feeling like a polished stone
i give me along drawn look
it’s kind of a drag to find yourself alone
and sometimes i mind
especially when i’m waiting on your heart
but life don’t clickety clack down a straight line track
it comes together and it comes apart.
cause i know you’re not the kind
to make me feel obliged
to go ticking through my time with a pained look
in my eyes
i sold the furniture, i put away the photographs
went out to dinner one more time
skipped the bottle of wine
had a couple of laughs
and wasn’t it fine…

/ ferron lyrics