Some Journey - Suzanne Vega

    If I had met you on some journey
    where I would we be now
    if we had met on some eastbound train
    through some black sleeping town

    Would you have worn your silken robes
    all made of royal blue?
    would I have dressed in smoke and fire
    for you to look through...


    If we had met in some darkened room
    where people do not stay
    but shadows touch and pass right through
    and never see the day

    I would you have taken me upstairs
    and turned the lamplight low?
    would I have shown my secret self
    and disappeared like the snow


    Oh I could have played your little girl
    or I could have played your wife
    I could have played your mistress
    running danger down through your life

    I could have played your lady fair
    all dressed in lace like the foam from the sea
    I could have been your woman of the road
    as long as you did not come back home to me


    But as it is, we live in the city
    and everything stays in place
    instead we meet on the open sidewalk
    and it's well I know your face

    we talk and talk, we tell the truth
    there are no shadows here
    and when I look into your eyes
    I wonder what might have been here

    cause if I had met you on some journey
    where would we be now?

    1981 by Suzanne Vega

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