Long gone away

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Whisper this day gently to me

Set my heart down in the quiet

Say nothing to the neighbors

They’re long gone away

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Let me rest my weary head

On your memory’s shoulder

Beethoven sooths us both

You’re long gone away

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My powered legs still striding

Hands cut the water churning

Memories way down deep

So many long gone away

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Loss knocking on my door again

Tells me love and truth’s not enough

Life keeps coming whispers

Another’s long gone away

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