They were children when they met.
But he is someone she can't forget.
They were young still when they parted ways;
Ushered on into life's grey haze.
She has always had the best of luck
But when there's rain and mud, he gets stuck
When there's rainbows she's at the end
But he gets caught in the whippin' wind.
Why does she fly? why does he fall?
She gets gifts of gold and he gets coal.
Someday his broken wing will mend
For now he's caught in the whippin'wind.
Many years have passed since they were friends
No one knows where they've both been
But each of their own sin
One of them loses, one of them wins
She had always thought that he could fly
So when he'd fall, she would cry
And wonder where is grace divine
And never see a single sign.
Why does he fall? why does she fly?
Oh, some birds will never reach the sky.
But someday his broken wing will mend
For now he's caught in the whippin' wind.
He found out about her success
Singing songs of her happiness.
She found out about his death.
And the family that he left.
Oh one man's right is another man's wrong
Oh one man's story is another man's song.
She wonders why he had to go
But with his death she knows.
He came far and she can fall
He gets the greatest gift of all
His broken wing did mend.
He's flown away in the whippin' wind.