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​Buckdancer's Choice

This song is by Joe Henry and appears on the album Kindness Of The World (1993).

Shoot the street light out
Leave the porch light on,
Give away a shout
From whoever's side you're on;
Bury every hope you ever dreamed of
Deep enough so that no dogs come around,
There's a loose thread at your seam Love
And a fire taking hold of your gown

If only this time I was wrong
If only you were here
If I was only half as strong
If just tonight a mile
Was only half as long...
Then I could walk from here
I could walk from here

I call your name
From the vacant lot,
Don't pretend a love you would betray
And don't think for a moment I would not;
And if you catch me leaning back
I had some leaning back to do,
I'm still standing on the track
With my blind-side facing you

If only this time I was wrong
If only you were here
If I was only half as strong
If just tonight a mile
Was only half as long...
Then I could walk on by
I could walk on by

If I took the liberty of your voice
You'd left ringing in my ear
And I gave Buckdancer's choice
To myself for all to hear;
Well, I'd tell myself all the things
That you never would
And I would forgive
All you never could

If only this time I was wrong
If only you were here
If I was only half as strong
If just tonight a mile
Was only half as long...
Then I'll be home by now
I'll be home by now