soul companion lyrics – mary chapin carpenter

soul companion

all of our dreams are laid out and measured
arrows and pins and a rainbow of threads
like hope on a string, sewn into the linings
for the courage to face the unknown ahead

my soul companion
out in the world somewhere
my soul companion
i’ll meet you there

i’m packing my comp*ss, trusted and tested
my dog-eared maps to study and fold
into a pocket, i’m traveling light now
all that we have is all that we hold

my soul companion
in my heart you are
my soul companion
just like a star

there are no borders, there are no boundaries
there are no fences up around me
but i get quiet and i get lonely
just like everyone

these are the old roads, these are the stations
i look for my ride, you wait for your train
these are the chances, a life’s incantations
these are the places that don’t know our names

my soul companion
love finds its own way in
my soul companion
now let us begin
my soul companion
out in the world somewhere
my soul companion
i’ll meet you there

/ mary chapin carpenter lyrics