Leaning into the Afternoons

Baltimore Maybe

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Do you remember the drive through the valley?
That deafening silence coming back from the Bay?
How could I know that would be our finale?
A heart full of dreams hid a will made of clay

And I wish I’d seen Chicago thru your eyes
Or maybe Seattle just after the rain
That I’d been the one who had fired your passions
Stirring your dreams ’til they can’t be contained

Maybe
Someday
I’ll fly to Baltimore
Wander the streets like a ghost in the night
Watching
Waiting
For futures that never were
And answers to questions I never got right

I’ll always wish I had been there beside you
When Texas drove bitterness deep in your soul
I’ll never know the pain you survived through
Most of my making when I left you alone

And I know these choices will haunt me forever
Already my dreams have been slipping their bounds
For all of these years and my vain understanding
My fear was enough to hold my feet to the ground

Maybe
Someday
I’ll fly to Baltimore
Wander the streets like a ghost in the night
Watching
Waiting
For futures that never were
And answers to questions I never got right

And maybe I’ll make it to Nova Scotia
Look for that tree at the top of the hill
The gap in the wall that you urged me to jump for
It has to be better than standing this still

Maybe
Someday
I’ll fly to Baltimore
Wander the streets like a ghost in the night
Watching
Waiting
For futures that never were
And answers to questions I never got right