I’ve waited a hundred years, But I’d wait a million more for you. Nothing prepared me for, What the privilege of being yours would do.
If I had only felt the warmth within your touch. If I had only seen how you smile when you blush. Or how you curl your lip when you concentrate enough. Oh I would’ve known what I was living for all along…..
Though we’re tethered to the story we must tell, When I saw you, well I knew we’d tell it well. With a whisper, we will tame the vicious seas, Like a feather, bringing kingdoms to their knees.
I saw DRH in Hilton Head with Brand New Immortals in 2001, he said that this song was dedicated to his wife, and it’s his favorite song, only because it has a happy ending. I just thought it was so cool then.
“I pray that when the sun goes down on everything you’ve done Whoever’s arms you’re sleeping in will warm you like the sun I hope your dreams are peaceful, and I hope your sleep is sound And you are satisfied with what you found
Twenty years from now my love, Long after all the tears have dried Who’ll be there in memory only And who’ll be by your side?
Regret is a pill to spill That never quite goes down I pray that he is gentle and careful with your heart That he touches you in ways that slowly pry your shell apart So he can reach that part of you that truly is your core And you have found in him more that you’ve been planning for
I hope your dreams are peaceful, I hope your sleep is sound And you are satisfied with what you found When you finally turn around.”
I sat on a park bench, kissed the girl with the black hair And my head shouted down to my heart, “you better look out below!” Hey, it ain’t such a long drop don’t stammer don’t stutter From the diamonds in the sidewalk to the dirt in the gutter And you carry those bruises to remind you wherever you go.