Twilight run
©
Author: Al Stravinsky
verse 1
I'm racing to catch you
On your twilight run;
Eyes on the red horizon.
Chasing the memory,
Running from the pain,
Up and over the hill,
Past the stone at the top of the world.

verse 2
My footfalls echo
Through the earth.
I shake and awake you.
I follow the narrow path
We used to walk,
Where the bracken turns to gold
By the moss-green, dry-stone wall.

Refrain a
The path climbs again,
My heart is pounding now,
No end in sight.
Onward and upward;
I'm flying now,
Exhilarated:
Now I know why you ran,
And I wish I'd run with you.

verse 3
I hear you fall
In step behind me
Like an echo of myself;
Resist the urge to glance back,
Outpace my fear.
'Run another mile with me,
Beside the ancient, broken wall'.

Refrain b
The path climbs again,
My heart is pounding now,
No end in sight.
My breath becomes the mist
That cloaks the trees like demons:
Now I know why you ran,
And I wish that I'd run with you.

verse4
Hurry on past the millstones,
Body aching.
I feel you close, now closer;
I hear your breath,
Feel the warmth, and find strength.
Calmness descends as we run
With grace and ease,
And we talk like we never did.

Refrain c
I forget, smile and turn
To look -
And empty darkness
Sends you back,
Breaks the spell.
I break down,
Out of breath,
On my knees,
Close to tears:
Now I know why you ran,
And I wish that I'd run with you
...while I had the chance...