COME A LONG WAY


come a long way since we last shook hands • still got a long way to go
couldn't see the flowers since we last shook hands
couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow

what did you do with your burden and your cross • did you carry it yourself
or did you crack ?  you and I know that the burden and the cross
can only be carried on one mans back

all my life I wanted to roam • to go to the ends of the earth
but the earth really ends where you started to roam
and you and I know what a circle is worth

let's drink a cup to what went down • there's nothing much left to reveal
I think I changed my mind after what went down
as to whom in the end got a better deal

lend me your hand for the parting touch • fare thee well and thanks a lot
I know that we promised we would keep in touch
but you and I know that we both forgot

come a long way since we last shook hands • still got a long way to go
couldn't see the flowers since we last shook hands
couldn't see the flowers on account of the snow

                                                    kate mcgarrigle