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"Silver" by Liesl de Vos


Liesl de Vos - 2011-11-09

 

Silver

I switched the radio to another station
And saw the clouds on the horizon
Street lights appeared, like candles
Reflected in the mirror of the street

I looked at the silver road
Awakened by the cold of the rain
The cars flashed by one by one
And I recalled your words

(Chorus)
Life is a song
Yes, life is a song
But it's not always on key
Love is a gift
Yes, love is a gift
But it doesn’t belong to me

So I turned into that familiar street
Green house, white house, grey
I saw small rivers forming
As I wished I could float away

And I thought of the people in these houses
That surrounded me like an army
Everyone was living their own story
And I recalled your words

(Chorus)
Life is a song
Yes, life is a song
But it's not always on key
Love is a gift
Yes, love is a gift
But it doesn’t belong to me

I slowed down when I saw your silhouette
And brought my car to a halt
I walked towards your rusty gate
And heard myself say

(Chorus)
Life is a song
Yes, life is a song
Today it will be on key
Love is a gift
Yes, love is a gift
Now it belongs forever to me