The Next You that I Meet

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Well into the ride that my night's become
Pulling past the sights that my flight started out from
Shoulder-length and light, like the hair she combs
Is the moon's shy light
That comes down through the sky
Of a weirdly warm March night' then right
Through my windshield comes

I can see my mother in the way I cling and need
And I carry my father in the anger that I keep
Underneath an unassuming face that spells out peace
Lord, help me as I try
To be a person I
Think could be more right
For the next you that I meet...

The next one that I meet, makes my heart dance
The next you that I meet won't stand a chance
As sure as you're hearing this from me
As sure as the shore is made of sand and sea
It sure would be nice if you turned out to be
The next you that I meet

The end of a 12 hour drive is a two day drunk
Friends that I would fight, and words I'd say and never thunk
Of just what they might mean after they'd had time and sunk
Into a tender mind
Cautious of crossed lines
That maybe only needed time
With pictures in a trunk

The next one that I meet, makes my heart dance
The next you that I meet won't stand a chance
As sure as you're hearing this from me
As sure as the shore is made of sand and sea
It sure would be nice if you turned out to be
The next you that I meet

It's already daylight by the time I stop and park
And I find myself sitting, wishing that it was still dark
As if that way you'd be unable to see through my heart
It's broken and it's tired
And not so soundly wired
From the last time that it caught on fire
And then got pulled apart

The next one that I meet, makes my heart dance
The next you that I meet won't stand a chance
As sure as you're hearing this from me
As sure as the shore is made of sand and sea
It sure would be nice if you turned out to be
The next you that I meet

Oh yeah, it sure would be nice if you turned or to be
The next you that I meet

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from Carlsbad Nights, released December 15, 2016

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Nick Woods Nashville, Tennessee

singer-songwriter from the commonwealth of Virginia, working in Nashville. cine-songs, breakfast for dinner music, bridge and tunnel tunes, free clinic compositions and grilled cheese balladry; for and by ham & eggers, strap-hangers, professional hobbyists, lobbyists, pipe-dream-fitters, codependents, co-defendants, drama kids, trauma kids, West Texas roughnecks and irritating artsy-types. ... more

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