Here she is, finally Standing before me Something I only ever dreamt of In some deluded way During times of darkness And defeat.
A quiet humbleness comes over me Like standing before a natural force With a depth and beauty I just can’t understand.
I always felt about the age of thirty I’d stop my rampage And meet the woman Who would finally straighten me out.
Dylan called it ‘shelter from the storm’ And it certainly feels that way As the warmth of her Causes puddles of pain To form at my feet.
In the morning I lie with her in bed Her dog lays beside it His head rested on the carpet Eyes staring up at me With a knowing look of recognition.
I say goodbye, kiss her Walk out into the day And suddenly things are different The little things don’t matter Trivial troubles are nothing.
I smile and say hello to the people I pass I hold the shop door open for the person behind me Everything is okay; Life is not so bad after all.
I know that this feeling probably won’t last But for now, it’s enough To know that a single soul can shine so brightly Like sunlight coming through the forest canopy Breathing life into my world Blooming my flowers Turning me into a dreamer
And if this is just another delusion Then let me stay deluded For my world has never looked so good Now that I know She’s in it.
Still falling in love with it all These days it’s getting worse The twinkling lights in her eyes The birds flying in the dawn sky And the reflection on the water
Maybe it’s me getting older But I can feel myself evening out Experiencing some sort of contentment As I stare into those pupils Into the universe of her soul Letting myself feel some joy As the despair drifts away.
I never believed in angels But sometimes it’s hard not to At least see where the idea came from Like in those good moments Watching her smile as she awakens The light coming through the window Another day stirring like A quiet happiness in my heart.
I have dwelled in the darkness Been haunted by strange voices Hunted by demonic creatures Loomed over by the vultures
And that is how I know the light When I see it
That is how I know She’s the one To throw open the curtains And finally show me What this life Is about.