The Old Lovers' Rhyme

Album: Songs From The Deep Field

Lyrics

v1) It’s the fall of the year when the wind in the leaves Sings a song to all lovers grown old When finally the green of the summers they’ve seen Has turned to a season of gold On the porch swing they sit where they muse, read or knit Holding hands full of wrinkles and time She softly starts humming, he joins her rememb’ring A tune called “The Old Lovers’ Rhyme”

v2) Through the twists of the past still the promises last Weaving two hearts in one single strand When all that needs saying’s been said and the truth Is conveyed with the touch of a hand Were there arguments? yes, and some moments of stress Ah, but love led them through to the time When discordant words fell away in the music That’s playing when old lovers rhyme

BRIDGE: There is no love like an old love There is no time like an old time There’s nothing to sweeten the evening Like the music when old lovers rhyme

v3) It’s the fall of the year when the wind in the leaves Sings a song to all lovers grown old The stranger befriended, the failures amended The stories all written and told The guitar’s put away, still the music will play ‘Round the porch where the hollyhocks climb Afloat on the air in the quietness there A tune called the old lovers’ rhyme

Credit

by Jack & Nancy Pearson, 1978 © 2016 Jack Pearson, OtterTunity Inc. - BMI