Living and Longing


About:  Written in June 2016.  I am performing with Al Rempel on electric bass and Greg Reid on keys at the Lund Shellfish Festival,  May 2017.

Lyrics:

What if you came out of nowhere

What if you’re the one I want

You might be my destiny

But you might never call


I’m not too old for this!

I swear I can get it right

Still I want to call you 

Every hour of the day and night

Oh, the living and the longing


Told me you’re living with your mom

Ninety and she’s going strong

Your dad died seven months ago

Oh, the living and the longing


I could feel you behind me

I could hear you breathe

Then every so softly

You starting to sing


Boy you know how to get to me

And you don’t even know me at all

I’m wondering was it just a dream

Is this a story that I’m making up

Oh, the living and the longing

Oh, the living and the longing

© Devon Hanley 2017