You Rise And Meet The Day Lyrics

by Dar Williams

We could pretend that we're walking on
Petals and light, golden light
Flaunting our love like a dance step mastered
Turning from left to right

But after all the colored lights are gone
Time will leave the ashes and the dawn
You rise and meet the day

I'm watching you go, it's like spying on hope
Ever onward with more to burn
Giving your hands and your heart
To the weave of the world, though it fights each turn

But you do not give up so easily
That's how I know you won't surrender me
You rise and meet the day
It's all I need, it's all I need to know, it's all I need to know

And I love you all the time
I had always feared that some
Gloomy ingratitude would seize me

But you have held the dream like every morning finds
A way to hang the sun up in the sky
And now I think I have it too
The greatest part I learned from you
You rise and meet the day

And I can see kids, maybe yours, maybe not
Oh, I can hear what they'll say
Laughing at pictures with the old-fashioned hats
And the clothes that we're wearing today

And they will know the true and humble power
Of love that made it through the darkest hour
You rise and meet the day
It's all I need, it's all I need to know, it's all I need to know