i love, i love (traveling ii) lyrics – dar williams

i heard love can fall so hard, it can bury a kingdom
i heard it makes the spring appear out of season
it’s a storm in a shadowbox, a force to be reckoned with,
when it finds you and find you, it will.

and i’d not believed it til i loved, i love
the rivers sing and stars awaken above me
and the wind and the moon in fits of restless conspiring
turn night to heaven for you.

but i am going to a far, far land
i know it sure as i’ve a past and a future
with my maps on the table, you see, i have lost many things
so many i won’t turn back.

and were i a deadwood ship, my heart a comp*ss
i would leave with inanimate grace, no love could touch me
but i live and i know that i’ll burn as i grow
though it might break my heart to walk away and so

as a moon may adore you and remain, high moon
the wind may crown your head with leaves, and keep blowing
so i’ll stop and i’ll watch you, for i love, i love
and then be on my way. and then be on my way.

/ dar williams lyrics