Oh, the night is growing colder,
And the stars have lost their shine
And I have been forsaken,
By everything I thought was mine
For in the darkest hour,
When the final story's told

No matter how bright I glittered, baby,
I could never be gold.

You gave up your finest treasure,
For the one you saw in me
But how could I know the measure,
Of all you needed me to be
Though I came with sweet intentions,
More my pockets could not hold


I finally gave up counting,
The ways you said I let you down
When I fell into that river of no return,
And you watched me drown
Oh I could sparkle like a diamond,
Have silver line my soul


You looked so high and low for heaven,
I tried so hard to show the way
But though I flew on wings of angels,
My feet were always made of clay
I could come trailing clouds of glory,
But you saw nothing to behold

[Chorus: x2]
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written by HARRIS, EMMYLOU
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