The Blessings

Dar Williams

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If you're gonna get your heart broke, you better do it justright,
It's gotta be raining, and you gotta move your stuff thatnight,
And the only friend you can reach isn't a good friend at all,
And you know when he says "Now who dumped who?" that you nevershould have made that call.

I had the blessings, there's nobody there, there's nobody home,
Yeah, the blessings, at the moment I was most alone
And aimless as a fulltime fool, the joke was on me,
I got all those birds flying off of that tree, and that's ablessing.

And the blessings were like poets that we never find time toknow,
But when time stopped I found the place where the poets go.
And they said, "Here have some coffee, it's straight, black andvery old,"
And they gave me sticks and rocks and stars and all that I couldhold,

I had the blessings, a moment of peace even when the nightends,
Yeah, the blessings, can we meet? Can we meet again,
At the crossroads of disaster and the imperfect smile,
With the angel in the streetlamp that blinks on as I walk on amile, the blessings.

And the best ones were the ones I got to keep as I grew strong,
And the days that opened up until my whole life could belong,
And now I'm getting the answers, when I don't need themanymore,
I'm finding the pictures, and I finally know what I kept themfor,
I remember, I can see them, see them smiling, see them stuck,
See them try, I wish them luck and all the blessings.

I was fast asleep at three in the morning when I got the payphonecall,
And she said, "Did I wake you up," I said, "Hey, no, not atall."
And she said, "I got this suitcase and I don't know what topack,"
And I said, "You can take anything you want, just wait and see,
It's not a release, not a reward, it's the blessings,
Its the gift of what you notice more,"
And I walked out and I watched her kick the big pile of thenight,
And we sat down and we waited for that strange and empty light.
Yeah the blessings...

See them smiling, see them stuck,
See them try, I wish them luck and all the blessings.