Hope to Be That Happy

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Alarm clock on her bedside table
Bright red numbers bigger than your head
She couldn’t see ‘em otherwise
She said she might never go to bed

She’s got her teeth tucked in a tumbler
Bright white smile floating in the night
She couldn’t flash that grin otherwise
But you’d still see it in her eyes

I hope to be that happy
I hope to be that happy
When the E on the eye chart gets blurry
And I turn in my keys
When there is more behind
Than in front of me

She once was a dancing girl
New York City chorus line
Then she went on down to Texas
He told her that’s where the stars really shine

Black and white wedding day picture
Hung proudly in a frame of gold
She doesn’t cry when she speaks of him
She makes you laugh telling stories that he told

I hope to be that happy
I hope to be that happy
When the E on the eye chart gets blurry
And I turn in my keys
When there is more behind
Than in front of me

Here I am in New York City
I told her I should make my way down
She said “I’ll take you out dancing
Out at the old Horseshoe Lounge”

At the end of our Sunday night phone call
She said “Thank you for talking to me
There are no telephones in heaven
But I heard there might be TV”

I hope to be that happy
I hope to be that happy
To leave behind every place I’ve been
For all the places I can be
When there is more behind
Than in front of me

I hope I will know
All that matters
Is right in front of me

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from Honest, released May 3, 2019

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International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. "Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery," says Mary Gauthier. ... more

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