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Back In My Heart

04:16
Patterson Barrett
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Story

When my children were young, my wife announced that we needed to go to church. She said it didn't matter to her which church, just that we needed to expose our children to some spirituality, and she gave me the task of picking. As a child, I attended a Unitarian Universalist church (I guess most Unitarians will go so far as to use the word "church"), and so I visited a UU church in Austin. 

I happened to attend the week a prominent member's daughter had killed herself. I was moved to write this song.

Lyrics

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart

Learning to see is the hardest part

I know that you’re here somewhere, but I can’t feel a thing no matter how I stare

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart again

One time, one chance, one heart in your hands

One day, it all comes crashing down

Where were you when she needed you, surely there was something you could do

Now I’ve cried all my tears and my crying is through, and I can’t see the light anymore

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart

Learning to see is the hardest part

I know that you’re here somewhere, but I can’t feel a thing no matter how I stare

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart again

One day, one man, alone and confused, here I stand

One question occupies my mind

Her blood on her own hands, how can this be a part of any master plan

Now you’re asking me to believe again, I don’t know if I can

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart

Learning to see is the hardest part

I know that you’re here somewhere, but I can’t feel a thing no matter how I stare

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart again

Some day, somehow, we’ll talk, but not now

My heart is cold, my words just frozen pain

Maybe death takes a turn today, but I just have to turn away

And a thousand tears won’t wash away this shadow on my soul

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart

Learning to see is the hardest part

I know that you’re here somewhere but I can’t feel a thing no matter how I stare

How can walking ‘round blind put you back in my heart again