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IF I WERE BRAVE
Shawn Colvin


All the happy couples on their way to New Orleans


Reminding me of when we got along


They're only renting time and space to fill up with their dreams


And dreams are what they'll have when they have gone


How could it be that I was born without a clue to carry on


And still it is the same now I am older


Armed with just a will and then this love for singing songs


And minding less and less if I am colder




But I have this funny ache and it's burning in my chest


And it spreads just like a fire inside my body


Is it something God left out in my spirit or my flesh


Would I be saved if I were brave and had a baby




It was never clear what would come but that's the risk and that's the test


And you were the only one so far to follow


And no one talks about when one might stop and need to rest


Or how long you sit alone before you stop looking back


It's like you're waiting for Godot


And then you pick your sorry ass up off the street and


Go...




And what the hell is this? Who made this bloody mess?


And someone always answers like a martyr


Is it something you should know, did you never do your best


Would you be saved if you were brave and just tried harder




So now I ride the ought one thirtyfive to New Orleans


I float a mile above life's toil and trouble


A thousand lonely lifetimes I still wait and then go on


A clown to entertain the happy couples


SHAWN COLVIN

Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs".

Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music ... Read More