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Comfort Me

(Emmett Tinley)
Your hair has fallen ’cross your face on the pillow
Your sleeping hand clings to your anchor, your lover
And I heave to the waves, crying why do you choose me
When I see all the saved in your wounded beauty
And it doesn’t get me through
To try to see it like it is
When everybody wants just to be with you forever
If you’ll be with me forever
I will pull myself together
I will try to calm the river
I will try to love you better
But the terror is in hiding
In your stillness so inviting
In the heavy, leaden silence
Like the ocean we are riding
And just when I see it’s beauty
Like a wire running through me
I am burning from the inside
Only tears on the outside

You need to comfort me
You need to come to me
And prove it to me now
That I’m the one

Now I hear you, I don’t see you
And it hurts me more to leave you
Not to know where you are driving
Not to know what’s on your mind now
Not to know how much you love me
Not to know how much you need me
Not to know who calls you after
Not to know if I believe you
Yes, the terror is in hiding
In your stillness so inviting
In the heavy, leaden silence
Like the ocean we are riding
And just when I see it’s beauty
Like a wire running through me
I am burning from the inside
Only tears on the outside

You need to comfort me
You need to come to me
And prove it to me now
That I’m the one