Helplessly Hoping

Album: Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
  • Helplessly hoping
    Her harlequin hovers nearby
    Awaiting a word
    Gasping at glimpses
    Of gentle true spirit
    He runs, wishing he could fly
    Only to trip at the sound of good-bye

    Wordlessly watching
    He waits by the window
    And wonders
    At the empty place inside
    Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams
    He worries
    Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello?

    They are one person
    They are two alone
    They are three together
    They are for-or each other

    Stand by the stairway
    You'll see something
    Certain to tell you confusion has its cost
    Love isn't lying
    It's loose in a lady who lingers
    Saying she is lost
    And choking on hello

    They are one person
    They are two alone
    They are three together
    They are for-or each other Writer/s: STILLS
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Mark B. Stoned from Desperate Hot Springs, CaAnother amazingly beautiful song by Stephen Stills.
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