Two Pieces

from by Genevieve Rainey

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Two Broken Pieces

Sittin in the grass pullin out handfuls of green
His eyes were red and distant
and I knew everything

The words were long overdue, so hard to hear and say.
We broke apart what we had left
on the sunny summer day.

Boy, I know it's hard to give your all, receive nothing in return
The one you thought held close your heart
Is the girl to watch it burn.

But it's her who lost everything, and you who won this time.
Right now you need a hand to hold.
It might as well be mine.

Cause, if you take two broken pieces and some glue.
Boy, if you kiss away my pain, I'll do the same for you.
We'll lay our hearts on a rocky beach and offer up our hands.
Our tears will rival ocean water but we will love again.

A life of love, a life of songs is all I have to give.
The steps I take are forward, continuing to live.
You're hands prepare the dishes on which one lucky heart will dine,
sustaining love and laughter will only come in time.

But for now, my friend, let's lay here, commiserate the day.
A lucky soul to swim with in the fish bowl of pain.
There's sharks outside that glass, so let's stay in here in sleep.
Until we're strong to carry on, our hearts we"'ll safely keep.


from Road Maps EP, released November 15, 2010
Written By: Genevieve Rainey

Recorded in Austin, TX, December 2009 by Grant Jackson Wilborn in The Big House.

Vox and a.guitar: Genevieve Rainey
Bass, reed organ, percussion: Elijah Ford
Drums, e.guitar, dobro and mandolin: Corby Schaub



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