Marking Time

For Richard Tutin

There’s something in my heart that shouldn’t be there
Something in my soul I can’t explain
A feeling like it isn’t really me there
But a fragment of someone else’s pain
It’s been there since I was born
A coat that I have worn
down through my winters of decline
There’s something in my heart
that shouldn’t be there…marking time
All the souls I was have come to listen
They’ve all come to see how far we came
They are gathered here to testify
we share so much more than just a name
They’ve been there since I was born
A coat that I have worn
down through my winters of decline
There’s something in my heart
that shouldn’t be there…marking time
There’s something in my heart
that shouldn’t be there…marking time
Marking time till I was ready
to face them openly at last
Marking time till I was ready
to know the past ain’t really past
It’s been there
since I was born
A coat that I have worn
down through my winters of decline
There’s something in my heart
that shouldn’t be there…marking time