A friend like you

by from the album State of Grace
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A friend like you

Sometimes when I am aching with a sorrow
Or a struggle in my heart
And I reach for you to hold me
In your arms
There’s a moment that I treasure
A moment when I know
You’d move a mountain for me

Then I feel you take my trembling hands
And lift me to a higher view
No, I could not do this thing alone
No, no, without a trusted friend like you

If I’m a seeker then you are my sunrise
My saviour and my seer
My shelter in the storm
I hold you so dear
My soul-mate and my twin-flame
My sherpa and my shawl
My shining light from heaven

And I hope I give you something for your heart
A blessing or another clue
Then I can sing it from the mountain tops
That I am blessed to have a friend like you

I love you, and I love you
I trust you with my life
I’ll walk the endless highway with you
Until I finally lay me down and die

I’ll shoot a golden arrow for you
And where it lands I’ll plant a tree
And this will be our sacred site
Blessed by you and me

Somehow it’s like I’ve always known you
I’ve known you in my heart
Your story is my own
We’re walking the same path
Hungry for redemption
Two children on the road
Trying to find our way home

I’m so grateful that it’s you I’m walking with
I can be myself with you
Come and rest your weary head upon my lap
I’m so glad I’ve got a friend like you

We can say what we are really feeling
We can tell it like it is
And that alone breaks many chains
And opens many doors
To think the unthinkable
And to speak the unsaid
That’s worth its weight in gold

I appreciate your honesty
I value what you say and do
I give my love freely, I want nothing in return
Because I put my belief in a friend like you

You see me and you hear me
You give me time to collect my thoughts
We mirror each other clearly
In a language that was never taught

You found me and then I found you
And then we discovered something else
A third force in and around us
A higher kind of spell

What is this thing that binds us?
What is this call to prayer?
What is this act of kindness
That enables us to share?

I don’t know where this is leading
I don’t know the time of day
All I know is that my heart was bleeding
Until we finally met again

I love you, and I love you
I trust you with my life
I’ll walk the endless highway with you
Until I finally lay me down and die

State of Grace, A friend like you