If You Were Here

Today marks the 12th anniversary of the day we lost my brother (John Everett Hodgins 3/22/75-3/11/04).  Lyrics from a song I wrote to him:

If You Were Here
Music/Lyrics © Jenny Leigh Hodgins ’04

When I’m all alone in a quiet place
My heart reaches out for you
But you’ve gone away
To a distant space
Left me nothing but an empty view

I know you would crack your smile
I know you’d go an extra mile
I know you would tell me
Dig your heels in what you believe in
I know you would shake my fears
I know you would dry my tears
If you were here

Over time I thought that the pain would fade
But it’s always there—like you…
So I feel this rain pouring out my heart
Looking for the sun to shine through

I know you would crack your smile
I know you’d go an extra mile
I know you would tell me
Dig your heels in what you believe in
I know you would shake my fears
I know you would dry my tears
If you were If you were If you were here…

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