Michael’s Song

Michael’s Song appears on

Hopelessly In Love: The Lyrics Of Tom Toce
Featuring Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, And Jennifer Sheehan
with a guest appearance by Jane Monheit

Sung by Jack
Music by David Israel

Piano: Matthew Martin Ward
Bass: Boots Maleson

Michael’s Song

All my days
Be they filled with praise
Or filled with doubt
All I can think about
Is what you wore
On the day you swore
You would never go
(Lavender)
Even so
I have my ways
To get through these days
I work, I cook
Finished a real good book
And friends…ah, yes
(And your black-brown dress)
Lots of movies
Look — finished a real good book
But I don’t go anywhere
I don’t see anyone
Without planning and rehearsing
Things I’ll say
And things I’ll not say
On the day we somehow, look
I know things change
(No perfume)
Things change
They change for good
Pretty much
Change is good
And memories fade
(And your boots were suede
And your velvet vest–burgundy)
Who’d have guessed
That I don’t go anywhere
I can’t face anyone
I don’t care anyway
I don’t dare to see you
Though I ache to
When I do I’ll tell you such lies
And then continue
All my days
Merely paraphrasing days with you