Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"How Could I Know?"

How could I know I would have to leave you?
How could I know I would hurt you so?
You were the one the one I was born to love,
Oh
How could I ever know?
How could I ever know?

How can I say to go on without me?
How, when I know you still need me so?
How can I say not to dream about me?
How could I ever know?
How could I ever know?

Forgive me,
Can you forgive me,
And hold me in your heart?
And find some new way to love me,
Now that we're apart?

How could I know I would never hold you?
Never again in this world,
But oh, sure as you breathe,
I am there inside you.
How could I ever know?
How could I ever know?

(From the Musical The Secret Garden, a song from a lost mother to the husband and son she left behind.)
Lyrics by Marsha Norman, and Music by Lucy Simon

This made me cry.
Especially because I feel like I am leaving love.
I may sing this for my final show piece.

1 comment:

AVY said...

Beautiful words.