Ain't Life A Brook (Ferron)

I watch you reading a book I get to thinking our love's a polished stone You give me a long drawn look I know pretty soon you're going to leave our home And of course I mind, especially when I'm thinking from my heart But life don't clickety clack down a straight line track It comes together and it comes apart. You say you hope I'm not the kind To make you feel obliged To go ticking through your time With a pained look in your eyes You give me the furniture, we'll divide the photographs Go out to dinner one more time Have ourselves a bottle of wine And a couple of laughs And when first you left I stayed so sad I wouldn't sleep I know that love's a gift, I thought yours was mine And something that I could keep Now I realize that time is not the only compromise But a bird in the hand could be an all night stand Between a blazing fire and a pocket of skies So I hope I'm not the kind To make you feel obliged To go ticking through your time With a pained look in your eyes I covered the furniture, I framed the photographs Went out to dinner one more time Had myself a bottle of wine and a couple of laughs And just the other day I got your letter in the mail I'm happy for you, its been so long You've been wanting a cabin and a backwoods trail And I think that's great...me... I seem to find myself in school It's all Ok, I just want to say I'm so relieved we didn't do it cruel But ain't life a brook Just when I get to feeling like a polished stone I give me along drawn look It's kind of a drag to find yourself alone And sometimes I mind Especially when I'm waiting on your heart But life don't clickety clack down a straight line track It comes together and it comes apart. Cause I know you're not the kind To make me feel obliged To go ticking through my time with a pained look In my eyes I sold the furniture, I put away the photographs Went out to dinner one more time Skipped the bottle of wine Had a couple of laughs And wasn't it fine....