Notes: The 911 attack five years ago left so many young lovers destroyed. This song recollects one couple?s last goodbye that takes place before the hint of danger struck the air. These simple daily goodbyes can sometimes come back to mean so much more than ever imagined at the time.
The Dust Ain't Settled Just Yet (Click Here to listen)
By: Jake Speed
September 3, 2006
My lover stood right next to me In the morning sunrise of a New York City street Her shadow-cast eyes smiled my way A shy goodbye glance as we parted for the day
I forgot to say I love you that day I failed to kiss her softly on her way I missed a last embrace before she left to go How could I know? How could I know?
The dust ain't settled just yet It clouds my eyes, it heaves in my breast The dust ain't settled for me just yet
My lover stood tall as I left The New York City sunrise shone bright on his breast His sweet sunlit eyes softly said A silent so long I remembered at the end
I forgot to say I love you that day I failed to kiss him softly on his way I missed a last embrace before I left to go How could I know? How could I know?
Two lovers stand parted today In the evening sunset of a New York City grave His stone-faced shadow gently mourns Her shadow-cast stone all that?s left of that morn
He'd remember I love you today He'd remember to kiss her on her way He'd remember to hold her before she left to go
How could he know? How could she know?