Too many times I’ve fallen for a bold flirtatious smile
My emotions had a way of breaking loose and running wild
Till recently I reined them in behind a casual front
I’m older now and wiser, not so quick to fall in love …
Why did I waken this morning with a song inside my head?
And why the smile upon my lips, the lift in every step?
And why when I walked among summer wildflowers of widest range of hue
Were all the colors brightened by the memory of you?
Love for all its newborn joy may later take its toll
For expectations not quite met may finally come to boil
For all the pleasures gained in love, I’ve been too often burned
I’ve sworn to live alone and keep the distance I have learned
Last night you warmed my kitchen with the crinkle of your eye
You brought my home a comfort it has missed for a long time
And though I’m scared of letting down the barriers inside
Already you have touched my heart to melt away the ice
And so I woke this morning with a song inside my head
And with a smile upon my lips, a lift in every step
And then when I walked among summer wildflowers of widest range of hue
The colors all grew brighter with the memory of you.
©1980 Molly Gamblin Music/ BMI.
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