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Friendship Waltz

April 3, 1992

This was one of those long car trip songs. Around four hours into the drive, around Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the first verse spun into my head so fast I careened the car to a halt at the side of the road to scribble down words and melody. The rest of the song had written itself on the steering wheel by the time I got to Blue Hill, Maine, where I finally could get out my guitar. I'd barely had a chance to put the song together when I got on stage that night and opened my set with it.

Lui - vocals, Taylor guitar
Jeff - mandolin
Frank - fretless bass

I would welcome your presence back into my life
With an ear to ear grin I would greet you on sight
I would dance until dawn, I would laugh at the rain
I would welcome your friendship again.

I can hear your soft voice on the telephone line
I can see your sweet smile as it flits 'cross my mind
I can feel your heart, so full within mine
But I cannot look into your eyes.

Though I well understand our paths drawn apart
I still feel the longing deep in my heart
I must patiently wait till faith, hope, love, the trine
Can allow us together in time.

We have chosen this distance, from a deep place of knowing,
That each one of us may have space for growing
And the mirror we turn, and the honor we share
Hold a promise to always be there.

Though I well understand our paths drawn apart
I still feel the longing so deep in my heart
I will patiently wait till faith, hope, love, the trine
Will invite us together in time.

Then I'll welcome your presence back into my life
With an ear to ear grin I shall greet you on sight
I will dance until dawn, I will laugh at the rain
I will welcome your friendship again
I will welcome your friendship again.

©1992 Molly Gamblin Music (BMI)