Closer to Home:

The farther I am, the closer I'll be, to coming back home to you…

Don't wait up for me, tonight,

I won't be coming home

I'm lost and scared and all alone,

But still I'm thinking of you

I found within my pocket, deep,

When despair came flowing in,

The hidden gift you gave to me,

When memories were too deep

So I'll tell you now,

What I hope you still remember,

While I'm far away from you,

Holding on to this letter

"Don't you cry love, don't you worry,

While I'm gone these long dark nights,

I hold your picture to my heart,

And dream you're in my arms

Feel my breaths upon your brow,

My hand above your heart,

And feel my love so close to you,

We'll never be apart

Every night I'm gone I will,

Kiss away your tears,

And every night I'm away from you,

I'll wish away your fears

So don't you cry love,

Don't you fear,

I hold your picture to my heart,

This is only the first, the start

Because every step I move away from you,

I'm coming closer too,

So remember me always, my love, my heart,

'Cause I'll be back someday

Don't you cry love, don't you worry,

During these long nights,

'Cause I hold your picture to my heart,

With my soul all I can impart

Remember…

Our first night when we held to each other

We knew it was love at first sight

And though we said we would never leave

I know that now, as young as we were,

We were still just so naïve

And now there are nights, I find,

When I just cannot breathe,

Knowing I'm away from you

It seems all I can do is grieve

But you sent a letter every week,

And a picture of your face,

The smile so wide, so carefree and bright,

It burns away the darkness,

Of this cold and lonely night

And so now I will tell you, and hope that you will see,

No matter how far I move from you,

I'm coming closer too

So feel my breaths upon your brow,

My hand above your heart,

And feel my love so close to you,

We'll never be apart

Because every night I'm gone, I will,

I'll wish away your fears

And every night I'm away from you,

I'll kiss away your tears,

So don't you cry love,

Don't you fear,

I keep your picture by my heart,

So just remember that no matter what…

The farther I am, the closer I'll be, to coming back home to you…"