The Pegasus Awards

Still Catch the Tide

Talis Kimberley

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category
2009 Best Classic Filk Song

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Sample
2007 Best Classic Filk Song  
 

Still Catch the Tide

Entire song Copyright ©1991 by Talis Kimberley- All rights Reserved
Used by Permission

Saw your light on so I came to find you
Saw you packing and I wondered why
You were crying as you turned to face me
Crying as you said goodbye
On the bed beside your half filled suitcase
The shawl I found you in, the one that I hid
You said nothing as you saw me looking
And you know why I did what I did:

I never thought that I could hold you forever
Always knew deep down you'd have to go home
I can be grateful for these bright years together
And I know you miss the salt sea foam
If you hurry, you can still catch the tide, my love
If you hurry you can still catch the tide.

I'm not sorry that I kept you by me
I've never lied to you and I won't start now
In a few years time perhaps you might just forgive me
Forgive me if the sea allows
I don't expect you to remember me kindly
Too much to hope for after what I've done
I could move inland here the sea will just remind me
But anyway I guess you'd better run

I never thought that I could hold you forever...

Every morning now I sit here and watch for you
I know it's hopeless but I have to try
I don't dare move away in case I miss you
The one day you might just swim by
So you and the sea have had a fine and fitting vengeance
I'm no more capable of leaving here
Than I left you able to return to your sea dreams
Well I'm sorry now - I'm sorry now, do you hear:

I never thought that I could hold you forever...
If you hurry you can still catch the tide.

 

 
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