the gambler

slow down . we've got time left to be lazy . all the kids are bloom from babies into flowers in our eyes . we've got fifty good years left to spend out in the garden . i don't care to beg your pardon . we should live until we die . we were barely eighteen when we crossed collective hearts . it was cold . but it got warm when you barely crossed my eye . and you turned . put out your hand . and you asked me to dance . i knew nothing of romance . but it was love at second sight . i swear when i grow up i won't just buy you a rose . i will buy the flower shop . and you will never be lonely . for even if the sun stops waking up over the fields . i will not leave . i will not leave 'til it's on time . so just take my hand . you know that i never leave your side .

it was the winter of '86 . all the fields had frozen over . so we moved to Arizona to save our only son . and now he's turned into a man . though he thinks just like his mother . he believes we're all just lovers . he sees hope in everyone . and even though she moved away . we always get calls from our daughter . she has eyes just like her father's . they are blue when skies are gray . and just like him she never stops . never takes the day for granted . works for everything that's handed to her . never once complained .

you think that i nearly lost you . when the doctors tried to take you away . but like the night you took my hand beside the fire thirty years ago . 'til this day . you swore you'd be here 'til we decide that it's our time . but it's not time . you never quit in all your life . so just take my hand you know that i never leave your side . you're the love of my life . you know that i never leave your side .

and you come home from work . and you kiss me on the eye . you curse the dogs, you say that i should never feed them what is ours . so we move out to the garden . look at everything we've grown . and the kids are coming home so i'll set the table . you can make the fire . [the gambler: fun.]

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