The Corn Was High


Verse 1
She left him in the summer,
When the corn was standing high,
Walked away from everything she knew.
He watched her as she faded
Faded from his sight,
Then her father
slowly turned for home.

Verse 2
She travels through enchanted places
Following her heart.
The sights and sounds intoxicate her senses.
But what she thought was freedom,
Now threatens to destroy,
The riches that she
took from him are gone.

And the sun moves round,
Nothing is the same now,
Nothing is the same.
Seasons change,
He loves her more than she will ever know.


What was it that enticed her,
And stole her from his heart?
He would have given everything to keep her.
But love is not a tyrant,
And love is not a fool,
It knows what must be held,
And what let go.

And the sun moves round…

Verse 3
And now she is alone
Beneath a winters sky
Summers warmth a distant memory
She longs to be in comfort
In her fathers house
The memory of his love
Begins to draw her

Verse 4
So she starts the long walk home
Carrying her broken dreams
Practising her sorry words
Empty hands and empty heart
Will there be a welcome there?
Will there be a place for her?

She sees him in the distance
Running now to reach her,
Indifferent to the way he may appear
Undignified and joyful
He takes her in his arms,
Brushes past the tumble
Of her words.

And the sun moves round,
Nothing is the same now
Everything is changed,
And the sun moves round.
He loves her more than
She will ever know.

Verse 5
And here they are at table,
Talking face to face,
late into the dusky summer night.
Here begins the healing,
And here she is reborn.
His love covers all her shame,
His love covers all her shame.

Tgbtg © c.quin Luke 15