This Is Love

Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is an American folk and country music singer, songwriter and musician. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts. more »


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If you ever need to hear a voice
In the middle of the night 
When it seems so black outside
That you can't remember light 
Ever shone on you or the ones you love
In this or another lifetime

And the voice you need to hear
Is the true and the trusted kind
With a soft, familiar rhythm
In these swirling, unsure times
When the waves are lapping in
And you're not sure you can swim 
Well, here's the lifeline

If you ever need to feel a hand
Take up your own 
When you least expect
But want it more than you've ever known 
Baby, here's that hand
And, baby, here's my voice that's calling
This is love, all it ever was and will be 
This is love 

And if you ever need some proof
That time can heal your wounds 
Just step inside my heart
And walk around these rooms 
Where the shadows used to be
You can feel as well as see
How peace con hover 
Now time's been here to fix
What's broken with its power 
The love that smashed us both to bits
Spent its last few hours 
Calling out your name
I thought this is the kind of pain 
From which we don't recover 

But I'm standing here now
With my heart held out to you 
You would've thought a miracle
Was all that got us through 
Well, baby, all I know
All I know is I'm still standing 
And this is love, all it ever was and will be 
This is love 

And I see you still
And there's this catch in my throat
And I just swallow hard till it leaves me 
There's nothing in this world 
That can change what we know 
Still I know I am here if you ever need me 
And this is love 

And if you ever think of me
Let it be around twilight 
When the world has settled down
And the last round of sunlight 
Is waning in the sky
As you sit and watch the night descending 
A car will pass out front
With lovers at the wheel 
A dog will bark out back
Ad children's voices peal 
Over and under the air
You've been there lost in the remembering 
And if you ever wish for things
That are only in the past 
Just remember that the wrong things
Aren't supposed to last 
Babe, it's over and done
And the rest is gonna come when you let it

And this is love, all that it ever was and will be 
This is love, when you let it, if you let it now 
This is love, all it ever was and can be 
This is love

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