A Kind Of Compromise

05:13
Jen Cass
2003-04-13
Jen Cass

Lyrics

So you spent your summer

Down near Mexico

Wishing that the rain would come

And wipe your conscience clean

Then you drove your memories

Down that long deserted road

If you didn’t see a soul

You would not think of him

But at night he called you in your dreams

And he was everything he seemed

’Til the morning came

 

There were times in Canada

He’d watch you while you drove

Like he could feel your heart

In the rhythm of the road

But for all his prophecy

There was so much he didn’t know

Like how to heal the pain

That was such a heavy load

Couldn’t help but carry it around

It was the only solid ground

That he ever had

 

And now I watch you

And you push each love away

Would it be so bad if someone

Stayed and loved you back?

 

And when his anger came

You thought that it would fade

That you could leave it

By the highway lines and go

But his demons followed you

‘Cross county lines and years

You can’t escape the fears

That live inside your heart

And you knew your love it wasn’t wise

It was a kind of compromise

Between your heart and your head

 

And still I watch you

And you push each love away

Would it be so bad if someone

Stayed and loved you back?

 

So you spent your summer

Down near Mexico

Wishing that the rain would come

And wipe your conscience clean