Hold You In My Arms


Tears welled-up in my eyes are relaying your inner pain.
Our last time here together, things will never be the same.
So let me. Hold you in my arms.

You’re exhausted to your soul, but stay with me, don’t sleep,
Don’t think about the future, just our memories. We breathe
gently. Softly, hold you in my arms.

Fast ticks away the time and I’ve still so much to say.
But the tears choke back my words, and you seem so far away.
And sobbing I hold you in my arms.

You’re leaving on a journey, but I can’t come along.
Your hurt, pain and suffering will soon be all gone.
You’re leaving me alone and it all seems so wrong.
I’m fighting back the tears, fighting to be strong.

Your wide and frightened eyes: seeking comfort I can’t provide.

I’m so: Paralysed. Traumatised. Wretched and distressed!
Helplessly I’m looking on, but I’m not ready for this yet!

so let me hold you in my arms.
:
Hold you in my arms.

Wishing the clocks would stop. My words for you are left unsaid.
Cursing the heartless Gods as cascades of tears I shed.
Inconsolable: I hold you in my arms.

SOLO/BREAK
(Please, please don’t leave me.) Tenderly hold you.
(Please, please don’t leave me.) Let me hold you.
(Please, please don’t leave me.) Tenderly hold you.
(Please don’t) Just let me …
(Don’t go. Don’t leave me. Down on my knees and pleading.) [Hold. You. In. My. Arms.] Hold-you-in-my-arms.
(Don’t go. Don’t leave me. Down on my knees and pleading.) [Hold you in my arms.] Hold you in my arms.
(Don’t go. Don’t leave me. Down on my knees and pleading.) [Hold you in my arms.] Hold you in my arms.
(Don’t go. Don’t leave me. Down on my knees and pleading.) [Hold you in my arms.] Hold you in my arms.

With tears streaming down my face, the whole of my heart and soul aches!
My sobbing body shakes.
But deep, deep down I know. I’m gonna have to let you go.
I won’t ever hold you in my arms, again, my love.

©16.3.2012 Andrew Robert Chapman
Our last time here together, but you smile and don’t complain.


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