The Sky Went Blue

Words and music by Bill Price

Two of us in a photograph – sworn in love but torn in half
I was naught but my shadow

Full ahead but half insane – I found myself on the Dakota plain
I rolled down my window

I was almost gone
I was almost gone

I grabbed my hat
Tied my shoes
My heart came back
And the sky went blue

A thousand midnights void of sun – dense and dark – how the deed was done
My dreams out of fire

The hush and crush of her cold black stare – her soul-deep eyes and coal-black hair
Long as my desire

I was almost gone
I was almost gone

I grabbed my hat
Tied my shoes
My heart came back
And the sky went blue

I felt the touch of the velvet fist – lived too long with the obstructionist
At a low life elevation

The silent source of the loud repair – a refrain that rose into the indigo air
A cerulean celebration

I was almost gone
I was almost gone

I grabbed my hat
Tied my shoes
My heart came back
And the sky went blue

© 2019 Mr. Quill Music (BMI)