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Dan Bern - In God's Time (Not Yours)

Song Lyrics

She said, "For all we know, time could start moving backwards."
I said, "For all we know, it always has."
We stood there coldly in the kitchen
the night she left for good.
And I remember silly details
Like the dark green ribbon in her hair
The speck of spaghetti sauce on her cheek
she didn't know was there.

She's gone, she's gone
Never to return to you
And parallel lines eventually meet
In some dark corner of the universe
In God's time, not yours.

She said, "Do you mind if I keep this sweatshirt?"
I said, "Go on, it's too small for me and besides, you look good in it."
She said, "That's your first compliment in months."
She said, "Your parents really messed you up."
I said, "That's their job and stuff, I guess."
She threw my closet open
Put her things into a sack.

She's gone, she's gone
Never to return to you
And you never meet your dead ancestors
Except in some dark corner of the universe
In God's time, not yours.

We walked outside
I said, "It looks like rain."
She said, "I hate the rain."
I said, "Well we could use some."
She said, "I don't see for what?"
I said, "Well, when it rains it feels like back home in the Midwest."
She says, "Far as I'm concerned, the Midwest could fall off of the earth."

She's gone, she's gone
Never to return to you
And someday all the planets
Will be overwhelmed when the sun explodes
And reappear as angels
In some dark corner of the universe
In God's time, not yours.

Some nights I catch myself adding up numbers in my head
I always suspected her of doing that
But she denied it and I had no proof
And at such times I go outside
Cause it's not so poisoned there
And in the air I smell her hair
And I think...there's your proof.

She's gone, she's gone
Never to return to you
And somewhere all the numbers
Have been counted up and put away
In some dark corner of the universe
In God's time, not yours.

She said, "For all we know, time could start moving backwards."
I said, "For all we know, it always has."
We stood there coldly in the kitchen
the night she left for good.

Notes:
Submitted by Jolie


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