Mile Away

© Anne Sumner 2015

If you were a mile away
I think I would see you from here
Love by another name
As if it was perfectly clear
And the things that they call crazy
Are the only ways I know to survive

It's not that I didn't want what you're offering
It was enough in itself that you're letting me in
And all these years spent
As if I knew what love meant
When it's finally happening
Only time it ever meant something
Is with you

Things I can never say
Ways I can never let go
Lost in the masquerade
Fighting the things I can't show
And I can't take you for granted
Any more than you can promise your love

It's not that I didn't want what you're offering
It was enough in itself that you're letting me in
And all these years spent
As if I knew what love meant
When it's finally happening
Only time it ever meant something
Is with you

I'll be here on my knees
Just the way I always was inside
Ask me what the scars mean
'Cause I've got nothing to hide

It's not that I didn't want what you're offering
It was enough in itself that you're letting me in
And all these years spent
As if I knew what love meant
When it's finally happening
Only time it ever meant something
Is with you

If you were a mile away
I think I would see you from here