Leaving Kerrville

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Two small lanes, to come and go
It’s a little roundabout, by the standards of that crow
Flying by to say, hey it’s not
It’s not your time

I didn’t see it coming, from the passenger’s seat
I was shaking Kerrville dirt, off my dirty feet
I’m not sure how something so fast
Could ever feel so slow

The humming of a thousand freight trains
Everything and nothing, flying through my brain
Like a summer storm, right out of nowhere
So violent, then it’s gone

Two small lives, in the grand scheme
Stopping by to say goodbye, to another three
Waiting at a time and place, that was more right
Than they will ever know

From the dirt and grass, of the roadside
A shadow broke across the sun, and bright blue sky
A familiar face, so many miles from home
For a moment let me forget

The humming of a thousand freight trains
Everything and nothing, flying through my brain
Like a summer storm, right out of nowhere
So violent, then it’s gone
Without any fanfare
Just leaving splatters on the glass, for the sun to erase
Like the blood on my skin
Left by wounds that marred my face

And I just can’t shake
The look on his face
Trembling, pale, and pained, by what he saw
As we sat in thankful silence
Knowing how it could have gone

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from Before I Go, released January 6, 2017

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