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  1. 04 Unravel

From the recording Holding the Threads

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Lyrics

Unravel

Last night you forgot the rules
To a game that you’ve played all your life
You didn’t know how to move the pieces
Or roll the dice
I tried to help you remember
But I didn’t know what to do
Suddenly I understood just how much
You no longer knew

Watching the weaving unravel
Seeing the seams come apart
I’m holding the threads and it’s breaking my heart

You were the one who knew
How take what would come day-by-day
Somehow it seemed that whatever the crisis
You’d find a way
At first just a few words went missing
And now you can hardly get by
You’re angry, bewildered and frightened about this
And so am I

Watching the weaving unravel
Seeing the seams come apart
I’m holding the threads and it’s breaking my heart

With so much in tatters
We’ll search for new patterns
Embroider or patch what we can

I no longer know the rules
To this game that it’s my turn to play
And sometimes I’m tempted to upend the table
And walk away
But it’s left to me to be patient
And figure out just what to do
‘Cause everything I know of hope and persistence
I learned from you

Watching the weaving unravel
Seeing the seams come apart
I’m holding the threads and it’s breaking my heart


© Beth DeSombre 2024