Fond Farewell ©2017 Robert George BMI

Scarlet teardrops dripping from the trees
Floating westward on the Autumn breeze
Their loneliness is tempting me to follow them back
On the chilly night she hopped that train
We were crackin’ jokes to hide our pain
And dyin’ leaves had laid a downy quilt on the track

Then she kissed my forehead in the soft moonlight
Got on board and slowly slipped off in the night

Now I wonder if the past will keep its promise
And wine suspects that time will only tell
But maybe our memories are better off
If we leave our sadness and loss
With a fond farewell

It’s just human nature to pretend
Our connection never had to end
Cos hearts hold fast to kisses and forget the things they lack

And they sometimes think a flame that cooled and dwindled
Now deserves to be rekindled

So I wonder if the past will keep its promise
And wine suspects that time will only tell
But maybe our memories are better off
If we leave our sadness and loss
With a fond farewell
A fond farewell

There are nights I look at sad October trees
And I share their bitter, lonely tears
I touch my forehead and it feels as if
Her kiss hasn’t dried in all these years

Then I wonder if the past will keep its promise
And wine suspects that time will only tell
But maybe our memories are better off
If we leave our sadness and loss
With a fond farewell

O maybe our memories are better off
If we leave our sadness and loss
With a fond farewell
A fond farewell
A fond farewell…