forgive what i find

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Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper

Story

(I wrote this song in May 2007.  I met Mary Gauthier in August 2007.  After hearing her story, I felt like I had written this song for the both of us.  I was over the moon when she agreed to sing the background vocals for this song on my album.)  

Lyrics

I'm a little queen of denial

Rather face the future than my fears

So I tuck away the trials

Save em for a rainier year

 

But I'm looking out my window

And I see it's raining pretty hard

Maybe now it's time to tend the garden

Growing in my own backyard

 

I...

I know I've tried

So hard to hide

All the pain with the pride

But I...

I know it's time

To meet what is mine

Forgive what I find

Forgive what I find

 

I know a little girl with a secret

Can't stop swallowing her shame

Goes down smoother in a shot glass

Helps her to forget her own name

 

I tell her you can dig a deep well

Just to throw your sorrows in

But eventually the echoes

Rise up to find you again

 

And I...

I know I've tried

So hard to hide

All the pain with the pride

But I...

I know it's time

To meet what is mine

Forgive what I find

Forgive what I find

 

Mary, Mary don't be wary

Must you carry such a load

Lay your grief out on the ground

And watch your garden grow

 

And I...

I know I've tried

So hard to hide

All the pain with the pride

And I...

I know it's time

To meet what is mine

Forgive what I find

Forgive what I find