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Leaf in the Winter

Lui Collins, ©1984 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)

Vocals & guitar - Lui
Wood flutes & Eb fife - Skip Healy

We live our lives as we must. This song is for someone who stubbornly holds to what she believes.

She spoke in the spring with yet some hope
Summer brought her naught but grief
Her suitcase packed waits by the door
Her eyes averted, her head held high.

Had she but known how years can drag on
Do you think that she would have endured?
But for so long now she's defended your love
Closing her eyes to the truth. And to the

Promises broken, accusations denied
Lies you have told her, nights she hid her crying
She longs for a family, a baby to hold
Like a leaf in the winter her dreams have grown old.

No one can tell her what she's got to do
No one can feel her pain
but I've seen her grow solemn and bitter and brittle
And I wonder how long before she must break from the

Promises broken, accusations denied
Lies you have told her, nights she hid her crying
She longs for a family, a baby to hold
Like a leaf in the winter her dreams have grown old.

Springtime is past, summer is gone
Autumn upon us is heralding snow
A young girl steadfast stands alone in the cold
As the cruel winds of winter tear the leaves from their hold.

A full moon lights the truth, the wind only sighing
A leaf in the winter is withering and dying.