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  1. It's Been Awhile

From the recording It's Been Awhile

Written November 6, 2002. It started in Dubuque, IA and finished in Moorhead, MN.


It's been awhile; I think it's safe to say
Let's avoid all those stupid games we used to play
Let's just sit and talk; go someplace dark and have a drink
I can tell you what I'm doing you can tell me what you think

We've both changed; it's plain to see
We're both older now than we used to be
But I can still make you laugh; even though it's been awhile
The sound of you laughing has always made me smile

And I'm smiling now
Cause you're here with me
This bar is not as dark
As we used to be

Now we're all caught up; on all the day to day
Stir the ice in our glasses with nothing left to say
Part of me; wants to apologize
But my "I'm sorry's" can't swim in a sea of lies

And anyways; I'm sorry's just an empty phrase
That we used to justify back in the good old days
But what's between us now; there are no words
And it magnifies the point that our silence serves

And we're smiling now
Cause we both know
That the light we had
Never had a chance to grow

You get up to leave; so I stand up too
I reach out to shake your hand; it seems like the thing to do
But you pull me close; and you hug me tight
And tell me you're glad to hear everything is going all right

And you're smiling now
As you turn to leave
We were never as dark
As we used to believe

2003 Eric Addington Music ASCAP