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​Forty-Five Years

This song is by Raffi and appears on the album Adult Entertainment (1977).

Where the earth shows its bones of wind-broken stone
The sea and the sky are one
I'm caught out of time, my blood sings with wine
Running naked in the sun
There's God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees
The sky is a painful blue
I'd like to look around, but Honey, all I see is you.

The summer city lights will soften the night
Till you'd think that the air is clear
I'm sitting with friends, where forty-five cents
Will buy another glass of beer
He's got something to say, but I'm so far away
I don't know who I'm talking to
Cause you just walked in the door, and Honey, all I see is you

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah, but Honey, what the hell's it for?
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find
A way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.

Alone in the lights on stage every night
I've been reaching out to find a friend
Someone who knows the words, sings so she's heard
Knows how all the stories end
Maybe after the show she'll ask me to go
Home with her for a drink or two
Her smile lights her eyes, but Honey, all I see is you

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah, but Honey, what the hell's it for?
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find
A way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.

Yes, I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah, but Honey, what the hell's it for?
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find
A way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.
Yes, I want to see your smiling face forty-five years from now.