THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PLACE IN MY LIFE FOR YOU

I N S P I R A T I O N

I rewrote this song a few years ago. It started out in a religious vein, and it was called "Just To Know". Expressing things in a slightly different way produced the words "It's the knowledge of your presence". The strength of that opening line took the song in a new direction, and the rest of the words flowed from there.



Lyrics

It's the knowledge of your presence and the way you stand so resolute,

As time and torment truly take their toll.

It's the zeal in your eyes, and your warm and glowing radiance,

As we strive towards a common distant goal.

It's so hard to comprehend the way our friendship grew,

But there will always be a place in my life for you.


It's your disregard for failure and the way you see the future,

And the prospect of the paths, which lie ahead.

You win my admiration, for your grim determination,

And the way you stayed when others would have fled.

It's so hard to comprehend the way our friendship grew,

But there will always be a place in my life for you.


What good does it do just to sit here and sigh,

With a tear in my mind and a cloud in my eye?

Now all I can wish you is all that is fine,

And I'll always remember that once you were mine.


I have often been unable to express these random thoughts

And how inadequate is the medium of word.

As the clouds of doubt roll over and the daylight starts to fade,

Events could not have otherwise occurred.

It's so hard to comprehend the way our friendship grew,

But there will always be a place in my life for you.

Paul J Openshaw (1990 ish)

© Paul J Openshaw 2012