From the recording Out of Print
The Promise (drop D tuning in D)
D A G D
I believe in the promise living
Inside the handshake of a friend
Like the strength of the words forgiving
That heal the tension at the journey’s end.
When the words of the dear departed
Wrap around and entangle me,
I wear the smile of the broken-hearted.
I don’t fool a single soul but me.
Will you be there when the darkness beckons
With your arms opened wide?
Will you be there when all time is driven
Into forever and the by and by?
I believe in a faith unwritten
Like a melody sweet and high.
I try to live my life like harmony,
Find the intervals that praise the sky.
So I land at your kitchen table,
Cool wind flaps at the curtain lace.
Your house feels like a rocking cradle.
On my shoulders your hands say grace.
Vamp: In the by and by. In the by and by.
Words and music by David B. Hakan
© 2008 All Rights Reserved 4-13-2008