Win or Lose

© Anne Sumner 2015

Turn the corner like I always do
You're not surprised to see me but I wasn't expecting you
If I'd seen this coming there are things I would have said
We all turn for a reason to retrace our steps

And all I know is, win or lose
That the only thing that matters is the place that we are going to

And I feel it coming with the morning light
This endless question - do we give it another try?
And I raise the curtain on this drama we call love
And I'd stake my fortune, and it would be enough

And all I know is, win or lose
That the only thing that matters is the place that we are going to

I've been up in your branches hanging down
I've been planting the magic in your ground
I've been the voice of illusion in your ear
I'll be the light that guides you when you go on from here

And I watch the grass grow underneath our feet
If you're disappointed, you can lay it all on me
And I'm not your saviour, or your sacrificial lamb
But I will do better because you know I can

And all I know is, win or lose
That the only thing that matters is the place that we are going to

I've been up in your branches hanging down
I've been planting the magic in your grownd
I've been the voice of illusion in your ear
I'll be the light that guides you when you go on from here

I've been a lighthouse on a lonely cliff
I've been the starlight on a night like this
And I've been a firefly on a quietly humming marsh
And I'll be your sidekick if we ever get that far

And all I know is, win or lose
That the only thing that matters is the place that we are going to
And all I know is, win or lose
That the only thing that matters is the place that we are going to
The place that we are going to
The place that we are going to
The place that we are going to