Thanks to Amy I’ve got Townes Van Zandt in my head tonight … this song, If I Needed You, has been one of my very favorites for a long time. It’s a quiet, dark evening, and I’m wistful, thinking of those who are always there for me.
If I Needed You
If I needed you would you come to me,
Would you come to me, and ease my pain?
If you needed me
I would come to you
I’d swim the seas for to ease your pain
In the night forlorn the morning’s born
And the morning shines with the lights of love
You will miss sunrise if you close your eyes
That would break my heart in two
The lady’s with me now since I showed her how
To lay her lily hand in mine
Loop and Lil agree she’s a sight to see
And a treasure for the poor to find