The Day I Cried In Your Car

from by Felix Hatfield

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I woke up early not by choice I had to play a show
And so I warmed my morning voice up at my red piano
My mind was calm my body was strong my heart in top physique
How could I know the day would end tears rolling down my cheek
I knew you'd be attending so I changed my repertoire
Who knew that happy day would change when I cried inside your car

I looked out at the audience like many times before
But never have I seen in the crowd someone I couldn't hope to see more
I told a joke then sang a new song called 'I Love You Blues'
I told you right after that it was for you, you seemed surprised by the news
You said you really liked the song I thought maybe I took it too far
I hoped I didn't scare you away on the day I cried in your car

We laughed then smiled and hopped to some shops but I seemed a little bit hushed
Just an hour to spare before you left town and everything felt so rushed
You found a t shirt on a rack and then you tried it on
It didn't fit it was too tight, I still picture you with it on
Then into an old junk shop we walked where the colors did fade from my cheeks
I thought I'd stay and make me a home among the dust and antiques

I said "I'm good with taking it slow" you said "slow means too much"
you said "we're closer than ever I think but I don't think we should touch"
I understood I thought I did and crawled out of the wishing well
Or was that just another kid it was too hard to tell
I can sing it now as a tender ballad and play a sweet guitar
Cause its far away that lonesome day I cried inside your car

Then you drove me to my house and a fire it burned neath my rib
The lion you knew turned into a mouse as fragile as a web
Did we speak important words was I part dog part cat
You were so kind to offer me that old white stetson hat
I took off my sunglasses like you asked my eyes they were like stars
I looked into yours they so blue they rivaled heavens reservoirs

I melted when you told me you loved me even if just as a friend
I tried my best not to use words like 'goodbye' or 'the end'
Of all the beautiful things on that day my memory has distilled
I'm thankful for those sparkling tears for now my hearts been filled
Like everyday with you that day was a painting by Renoir
More wonderful artwork to hang in my dreams of the day I cried in your car


from Boundaries, released October 8, 2016


tags: folk Portland


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Felix Hatfield Portland, Tennessee

Felix Hatfield
is an American Songwriter and Folk Artist. He was encouraged to become a writer at an early age after winning an award for his first short story about a talking hamburger. He was first inspired to sing from his early childhood friend Roy the Cow… Hatfield's songs have been recorded by Huck Notari, Gill Landry and Old Crow Medicine Show. ... more

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