Everything That's on My Mind

William And Maggie

by Charlie Peacock

on Everything That's on My Mind (1994)

William, to whom the world was given,
Dared not disturb the sleep of friends,
But one time in the night he turned to his wife and he whispered,
"Remember when I was young and you were Maggie?"

'Cause I've been thinking about you and me,
And everybody in between,
It seems we've suffered one too many dreams
Of things that weren't so bad,
It's just they were never things that we could trust,
Are we still pretending they're enough?

Maggie, by whom all hearts were measured,
Kissed William softly on the cheek and said,
"Oh, it always amazed me how someone
Could come to the edge of a world,
Drop a stone down the side, and turn,
And return to the very same life,
I remember when I was young and you were William."

'Cause I've been thinking about you and me, and everybody in between,
It seems we've suffered one too many dreams of things that weren't so bad,
It's just they were never things that we could trust,
We must stop pretending they're enough.

What of the interval moment,
When you feel nothing and I feel nothing?
Maggie, I'm trembling in this interval moment,
When you feel nothing and I feel nothing.

Maggie, by whom all hearts were measured,
Kissed William softly on the cheek and said,
"Sometimes William... William sometimes
You've got to open up the windows and let the wind blow through."

You've got to let it blow through you and me, and everybody in between,
It seems we've suffered one too many dreams of things that weren't so bad,
It's just they were never things that we could trust,
We will release them as they turn to dust,
I've been thinking about you and me, and everybody in between,
It seems we've suffered one too many dreams of things that weren't so bad,
It's just they were never things that we could trust,
Are we still pretending they're enough?
Still pretending they're enough,
Still pretending they're enough for us.

Song Comments (1)
On William And Maggie by Charlie Peacock

By Cheri

Posted

This is an old song I learned in 6th grade music class (I'm 65) and the only lyrics I remember are 'turn and return like the flower and the fern, to my heart, tikka tee tikka tah
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