One Part Harmony

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The "I" of this ballad is a coward!

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One Part Harmony
Music and lyrics written by Dana Austin
(c) Dana L. Austin, all rights reserved

I find simple pleasure in the way
you yield your hand in both of mine.
It's fine. And when you send the treasure of your smile
above our fingers intertwined, you shine.

We've known each other so short a time
A soaring, smooth emotional climb
But harmony slipped out of tune
Your I love you came much too soon.

The soft light of the candles mingles with
the expectation in your eyes. You sigh your
words like velvet vandals softly severing
our tentative new ties. That's why:

I find I'm lost to find a way
To reflect your smile or say
Words to bind us, I can't lie.
Honesty might mean goodbye.

(interlude)

A trembling glaze clings to your eye
My chance to answer's slipping by
I don't know what to say or do
I wish I had a tear for you.

Coda

So I press your hand
and almost on cue
I close my eyes and say
"I love you, too."

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from Gasoline Rainbows, track released February 13, 2014

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