Verse 1

You're like the dewdrops on the grass in the early morning.

So beautiful, like beads forming a glowing diamond string.

But a few more moments, and they'll all fall to the ground.

A few more months, and I'll lose it all when you're out of town.

Chorus

So I write your name on the sand

And I wait for the wave to wash it away.

You'll leave me, setting my heart on fire.

And maybe I'll burn your pictures someday.

But for now, I'm not afraid of those flames.

And for now, I'm keeping each memory in

Pretty little picture frames.

Verse 2

You're like an eclipse shining in the dark sky, fascinating, rare.

I know that I'll blink, and in a moment you won't be there.

So I'm staring at you now, drinking it all in, I'm turning blind.

You may leave me someday but you can never leave my mind.

Chorus

And I write your name on the sand

And I wait for the wave to wash it away.

You'll leave me, setting my heart on fire.

And maybe I'll burn your pictures someday.

But for now, I'm not afraid of those flames.

And for now, I'm keeping each memory in

Pretty little picture frames.

Bridge

I know that every laugh and every smile

Will come in flashbacks to haunt me when you're gone,

But I'll still smile.

I know that you're not here forever,

But nobody really is. And I'll be happy to live my life

In this little while...

I try to hold your grin in my eyes.

That's when I start to realize

How much I'll miss it and my heart cries.

This is why I've always hated goodbyes.

Chorus

But I write your name on the sand

And I wait for the wave to wash it away.

You'll leave me, setting my heart on fire.

And maybe I'll burn your pictures someday.

But for now, I'm not afraid of those flames.

And for now, I'm keeping each memory in

Pretty little picture frames.