:: Too Many Miles ::

I walked ten miles in your shoes
Before I learned anything of use
I learned there's no point in walking
If you're walking a lone
I could've learned that
In shoes of my own

After six days of walking I sat down
My feet sinking into this strange ground
I felt a little more
I knew a little less
On the seventh day I thought
I just need some rest

I didn't talk to God, I just assumed
Some angel would touch me
When my soul was consumed
I kicked off your shoes
It was the only way
I could have found
The strength to pray
And I prayed for you

I looked down at your shoes and saw
They're far too large to fill
Even you can't do it
Still you try to prove it
Baby, step back and rewind, take time
Confide in a Stranger
You don't have to walk this road
You don't have to walk this road alone

One thousand miles, I'm tired but I'll still sing
Winter's coming in; I can hear birds' wings
Wonder how far they'll go
But I know they're going somewhere
They'll be together
They'll be together there

After a while,
I stopped counting miles,
I started counting steps
Wasn't trying to get anywhere
Just trying to survive instead

I came back in Spring to find you
Returned those weary shoes
Returned with this lonely face,
This body aged and used
Took you to that resting place
I removed your shoes
It was the only way
I could get you to pray

You looked down at your shoes and saw
They're far too large to fill
Even you can't do it
Still you try to prove it
Baby, step back and rewind, take time
Confide in a Stranger
You don't have to walk this road
You don't have to walk this road alone

Go find the angel you assumed
Would find you when you're worn and bruised
Talk to the Stranger you turned away
Pray-- pray
Talk with me, walk with me
You don't have to walk this road
You never had to walk this road alone