Walk Away
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By Richard E. Moore

This song can be seen as a kind of companion piece to Age of Myth, but this one has to do with the actual wondering and remembering ... how will i look back on this after it's over? And of course, about taking for granted the magical times in your life until they've passed into memory. in particular, when i wrote this i was thinking about this great coffeehouse in Salem where i spent many days and nights, had many loves and many friendships lasting for years - many of which still continue to this day. Long story short, the place was torn down rebuilt as a shadow of itself, and those friends have scattered to the four winds - or to the shadows. I wrote this to remind myself of them, and of that time. For Dan, for Shawnette, for the young man i was.

i wonder what this will mean when it goes away?
it wasn't that important anyway
a night full of fantastic stars all shining down
you just sip your coffee and talk
talk away the night, talk away the day, talk away the things you didn't want to say

well i won't walk away

everything is destined to fade away with time
but some things grow brighter, bigger, and bolder than me
pouring out my eyes as life's pouring in
cleaning out the things that i'm keeping in
turning out the words i am feeling, colouring the things that i say
to see that the memory is more than a shadow
to see that the memory is more than a shadow
but i can feel that sometimes you're beside me
and inside and it's more than a shadow
it's more than a shadow

well i won't walk away

sometimes I think you played a bigger part of me
when you were gone
a part of me went with you too
but some of you stayed here with me
and it took me longer to feel something
than it took to feel nothing
than it took for me to fall for you
and sometimes I wonder whether i will be the same
or if i want to be the boy that you fell for long ago
so what'll this mean when it goes away?
it wasn't that important anyway
it's you and me and us
and we and they and them and us
that make a memory
to keep it alive
and we are living inside each day
but all things change
and it's more than a shadow

well i won't walk away

i wonder what this will mean when it goes away?
it wasn't that important anyway
a night full of fantastic stars all shining down
you just sip your coffee and talk
talk away the night, talk away the day, talk away the things you didn't want to say