Robert And Annie In Larchmont, New York

from Shining My Flashlight on the Moon

When I was 15, she said,
I'd fall asleep at night
with a smile on my face knowing
all the world was right
because when I'd wake
I'd know that later on that day
in school I'd see that boy
the one helping me find my way

Our love was sweet and simple
uncomplicated pure
we knew that it was strong and good
the kind meant to endure
and to this day I still don't know
how it came undone
I was so sure that
he was the one

Will I ever feel that way again?
have I lost faith in all men?
and do they look at us and wonder
what's happened to the girls
who used to make us feel like
the center of their worlds?

I nodded in agreement
I too remember how it felt
the first love so intensely hot
you  think your heart might melt
you look toward the future
with an optimistic eye
when it crumbles you are convinced
that you will surely die

oh the drama and the heartache
and the tearful midnight calls
the pleading and the anger
as the voices rise then fall
the making up the breaking up
then making up once more
clinging to each other
sinking to the floor

Will I ever feel that way again?
have I lost faith in all men?
and do they look at us and wonder
what's happened to you girls
you used to make us feel like
the center of your worlds

Have we seen too much?
have we gone too far?
Have our mothers' warnings all come true?

Will there ever be a time
when our hearts are once again satisfied
if this never happens, oh what will we do?

Will we ever feel that way again?
have men lost faith is us
have we lost faith in them?
and do they look at us then look away
toward all the younger girls
who still know how to make them
the centers of their worlds?

I want to feel that way again
I don't want to think I've lost faith in all men
look at us
right in the eye
don't walk so fast
don't pass me by
I want to try
but will I ever feel that way again



© Christine Lavin Music ASCAP administered by Bug Music

updated: 8 years ago