I sat on the dock waiting for him
Even though I Knew he shouldn’t come
Quiet time was over, the peace was overwhelming
By the water.
I looked up the hill and saw him striding past
And i relaxed
He wouldn’t come today
And that was okay.
So I trailed my feet in the water
And off all my thoughts wandered.
While my mind was busy idling
He came down the hill a striding
And I turned my head to notice him approach
And I bit back a smile while the butterflies went wild
Cuz I didn’t know how else to greet the boy I loved.
He came and he sat
And we talked and we laughed
All the while neither of us moved
Though the minutes kept on ticking
And we knew we should be leaving
We just didn’t have the heart to part so soon.
All the while people gathered
In the mess hall for their supper
And the sun slipped farther down the sky
But he and I, he and I
We just sat and talked the while
Oh, that boy I want to finally call mine.
When we both knew time had stretched
And we knew the world had left
We agreed it was time to go inside.
Though we’d talked for quite awhile
Neither knew how long we’d idled
Like my mind fixed upon the water for so long.
And we trailed in finally
To the diners starting to leave
In astonishment we glanced upon the clock
All the time we’d spent together
Had gone quickly as the weather
On a shady sunny wintry afternoon.
Ninety precious minutes
Had given us the slip
We’d lost track of the sun while we jested in fun to the rhythm of the moons in our eyes
And the starlight that night
Had never looked quite as bright
As when we stared upon it there
For whether the storms come in flashing
And the rain falls down lashing
All the while we’ll be safe and sheltered here
With our eyes burning warmer
Than the fire we’re before here
All thanks to the time we spent