Ward Thomas – Painted Legacy


You can’t go yet
There’s so much left unsaid I need to say
You don’t know it
But you made me who I am today

Do you remember when you had to learn to braid our hair?
It was a mess but you made the best of what was there

You can’t go yet
I wanna tell you how the girls have been
And they don’t know yet
I need to call them, how do I begin?

What would I do to try to make them understand?
I wonder if you’d pretend you’d flown to Neverland

The way your painted legacy
Brings alive my memories
Of how you spun pure gold out of the dust
I can’t bear to see you go
Somewhere far where I can’t follow
Oh, but I’ll hold them how you held us
Close and safe and unafraid of love
And that’s enough

I still see you
Smiling back at me, your blue eyes clear
And I will see you
In my memory and in the mirror

Your easy laughter lighting up across my face
Your heart and mine are tied and that will never change

The way your painted legacy
Brings alive my memories
Of how you spun pure gold out of the dust
I can’t bear to see you go
Somewhere far where I can’t follow
Oh, but I’ll hold them how you held us
Close and safe and unafraid of love
And that’s enough

As the softest sunset colors fade into a graying sky
I will always want just one more day to list the reasons why
You will always be mine
You will always be mine
And that’s enough


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