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The arms of lovers and friends

from Art Like War by Richard Garvey



I was afraid
I might never get through
That you had become some sort of bullet proof
But I chose you anyway
Loved you just the same
I cared for what I'd lost
but never mind the cost
in the arms of lovers and friends.

I felt alone
in the place I call home
when I long for more you met me
angry in the dark
we sang our joy into light
you held me near
whispered you belong
in the arms of lovers and friends.

why are we running
we're not in the line of fire
if love is where we've been hurt
where are we to turn

if trust is a tree we'd like to grow
you might risk breaking the ground for it to sow
they'll be a forest I am sure
where we are seen and heard.
I've laughed and I've cried
I will live and I will die
in the arms of lovers and friends.


from Art Like War, released January 2, 2018


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Richard Garvey

Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

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