Past the Nightwatch
music by Gary Marks, lyrics by Gary Marks
ASCAP © 1985

You say that you’re leaving. It’s the middle of the night.
After lovin’ me like a fire you’re restless and cryin’.
And you can’t turn off all these questions in your heart,
but you can’t find any answers that reach back to the start.
It’s such a long way down and a long lonely fight
with each day that comes.

CH  Past the nightwatch at the border of love,
past the first kiss passions and the reasons we find to run
There’s a place they tell me for the two of us
For the two of us.

I said I loved you, but I couldn’t say why.
I needed your touch and I wanted your time
But I’d look around to find out who I am
Whatever I was feeling would disappear like the wind
and turn to dust in the same desperate valley
‘til I was driftin’ again, with each day that comes.

CH  Past the nightwatch at the border of love
across the roaring rivers, all the days we hardly touch,
3) Past the siren songs where so many hearts of sunk.
4) past the first kiss passions and the reasons we find to run
there’s a place they tell me for the two of us
For the two of us.

One day alone a silent vow is made.
It’s a hard road to travel, no one knows the way.
And the sun is high but there’ll be plenty of rain,
and sometimes the faith won’t quite outweigh the pain,
but when we love it’s love, and when we cry there’s no shame, through each day that comes.