What Can I Do to Keep You from Despair

Music: The Stormy Scenes of Winter.
Sequenced by Barry Taylor.

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What can I do to keep you from despair?
You turn from me with darkness in your heart.
It doesn't seem to matter that I'm there,

Or how much more or less I show I care
Once the suicidal drumbeats start.
What can I do to keep you from despair?

Life itself seems what you cannot bear
For reasons that no reasoning can chart.
It doesn't seem to matter that I'm there,

Or that I try to make each day seem fair
With all my passionate will and bumbling art.
What can I do to keep you from despair?

I try my best to love you well, and share
With you your pain, and take your part.
It doesn't seem to matter that I'm there.

There is a stranger who takes over where
There was a friend - loving, playful, smart.
What can I do to keep you from despair?
It doesn't seem to matter that I'm there.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon





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