The Empty Hours

Darkness steals all signs of light
Days give in to endless night
Sadness spreads like wild flowers
And we find ourselves here
In the empty hours

Nobody said it would go so fast
Seems that life is not designed to last
From dirty streets to ivory towers
We find ourselves here
In the empty hours

We loved and lost and loved again
The other women and the other men
Passions brief as summer showers
And we find ourselves here
In the empty hours

Looking back we can’t explain
Why we caused each other pain
Why love so sweet so often sours
And we find ourselves here
In the empty hours

All the hurt comes home at last
Dreams mistaken for the past
We hunger for what time devours
And we find ourselves here
In the empty hours

I cannot trust what I’ll say next
For reasons dark and so complex
The human heart gives up its powers
And we find ourselves here
In the empty hours