If I Tried to Tell YouThis is a song I wrote just a few years ago, sometime around 1991 or 1992, probably, in my mid-20's.
I was just merrily writing away, when the first two lines of the third verse (fifth stanza?) came out. I had never realized I had felt this about my brother and my father before writing this song.
If I tried to tell you Why it means so much I would sound fanatic You would think I'm out of touch But if I asked you, "Have you never felt this way?" Then your heart would tell you All the things I feel, but cannot say Wasn't there a woman Who set your heart aflame Did your sorrows vanish If you'd only speak her name Tell me you remember the religious love you felt And the need to give her Something magic - something of yourself If I tried to tell you I could not explain How your public music Healed my private pain But if I asked you If she even knew your name Maybe you'd remember Back to a time when you felt the same Did you make the same plans Waiting for the day you'd meet? Did you dream of climbing The pedestal to touch her feet? Did she bring you comfort When you were lost and all alone? Did she make you stronger - Touch your life in ways she's never known When my father left me There was nothing I could say When my brother left me I began to lose my way When my senses left me I lay open to their hate But your kindred spirit Touched my heart before it was too late I long to tell you How you made my dreams come true I need to offer All the love I found in you But if you dreamed these same dreams Not so very long ago I wouldn't have to tell you ... Maybe you already know If I tried to tell you What you are to me The words would fail me - I could never make you see But if I asked you "Have you never felt this way?" Then your heart would tell you All the things I feel But cannot sayCopyright 1997 Kristi Wachter
Last edited by Kristi Wachter, Racer Records, December 11, 1999.