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​Between Here And Gone

This song is by Mary Chapin Carpenter and appears on the album Between Here And Gone (2004).

Tonight the moon came up, it was nearly full
Way down here on earth, I could feel it's pull
The weight of gravity, or just the lure of light
Made me want to leave my only home tonight
I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in a photograph, or a dashboard's poet's song
Will I have missed my chance to right some ancient wrong
Should I find myself between here and gone
Now I could grab my keys, peel out in my truck
With every saint on board bringing me their luck
I could drive too fast like a midnight's thief
As if there was a way to outrun the grave
Now I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
In a song that's left behind, in a dream I couldn't wake from
Could I have felt the brush of a soul that's passing on
Somewhere in between here and gone

Up above me, wayward angels, a blur of wings and grace
One for courage, one for safety, one for just in case

I thought a light went out, but now a candle shines
I thought my tears wouldn't stop hen I dried my eyes
And after all of this, the truth that holds me here
Is that this emptiness is something not to fear
Yeah I'll keep wondering how we know where we belong
After all the journeys made and the journeys yet to come
When I feel like giving up instead of going on
Somewhere in between...
Yeah, I'm just wondering how we know where we belong
Is it in the arc of the moon leaving shadows on the lawn
In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn
Singing in between here and gone

Credits Edit

  • Drums: Chad Cromwell
  • Bass: Glenn Worf
  • Acoustic Guitar: John Jennings
  • Electric Guitar: Dean Parks, Jerry McPherson
  • Keyboards: Matt Rollings
  • Steel Guitar: Dan Dugmore
  • Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
  • Percussion: Eric Darken
  • Background Vocals: Garrison Starr