Our Purpose Here (Ferron)

It's a quiet street in someone's town On stranger's feet I mark my ground I trace my circles round and round I'm sworn to find me In a party scene and I'd just got loose Its my devil's luck to be introduced To one who takes their shape like you It unbinds me We knew we wouIdn't have everything And time proves it true I've got a flat-top six dressed in steel strings And I don't have you You wouIdn't like the life And I wouIdn't want you to There's a secret in this solitude As my love unfolds I find it's often crude I call you late and my words intrude And I falter But the miles don't shrink by telephone The crackling wire becomes our home I tell you I'm okay alone And then I wonder I've got towns ahead And shows behind And I won't be lost I join my name on that solid line Though it always costs But it takes my time And it fills my mind And it feeds the ghost of Memories in the quiet heat When our words were trim And our hope was neat We said our purpose here Was to be complete with 'I want you' It's a woman's dream this autonomy Where the lines connect And the points stay free We said passion as an open sea Would only haunt you I watch the last cab Turn its headlights down To today's sunrise I must have wanted you in every town And it's no surprise That want alone don't sit you down By my love eyes I've got memories in the quiet heat When our words were trim And our hope was neat We said our purpose here Was to be complete with 'I want you'