Between Daylight and Dark

“It was the in-between time, before day leaves and night comes, a time I have never been partial to because of the sadness that lingers in the space between coming and going.” -Sue Monk Kidd taken from The Secret Life of Bees.

A great book that inspired Mary Gauthier to write this song…

Between The Daylight And The Dark

Well, the grasses are swaying, the suns going down
Music is playing, you’re weaving through town
Pull into the driveway, toss it in park
You stare out of the windshield, out into the world
It was all for the love of a wayward girl
Who left you with a second place smile and a broken heart

And the streetlights are starting to flicker to life
They glow for a minute then they get bright
Fireflies light up, circle and spark
There’s nothing really that you can do
Put your hands in your pockets and try to get through
The distance between the daylight and the dark

And the front porch flags lie themselves down
Like forgotten soldiers and old wedding gowns
In closets unopened and graves without any marks
As the night curtains lower behind the rooftops
Shadows dance across the sidewalks
And ricochet off of the houses like pieces of art

Then your mind is reeling as the sky is changing
All you’re feeling and you’re re-arranging
The rest of your life like lines on an old sailors chart
You climb back in and fire the ignition
Put your hands on the wheel, head into the distance
The distance between the daylight and the dark

Mary Gauthier, Between Daylight And Dark, Lost Highway Records 2007
Each song a work of art – smart, original, poetic.

from “Same Road”

“My silence betrays me
Let’s the demons take a hold
The truth always saves me
When there’s nowhere else to go
When you flirt with the shadows
Darkness snakes under you skin
The only way back home
Is let the truth back in

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