How I Knew Her

Album: How I Knew Her (2013)
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  • I wish you had written me a letter
    I wish you had told me before
    Before your mind was too old

    Cause I would have liked to have known you better
    Like my daughter knows me now
    I would have liked some answers

    But now no one can say
    What it meant to see your daddy die
    Under that tractor on that black hill
    How you painted your pretty face
    And did your hair each day
    Before you my fetched my father's pills

    You could have done a few things better
    You didn't have to be so strong
    You might have been the answer

    But now no one can say
    How we would've all turned out
    If you had told it like you saw it
    You knew how to smile
    To keep the rest from finding out
    What was hanging in our closet

    We still say that you're closer to Jesus
    Than anyone we've ever known
    Oh what a cross to carry

    Cause you did everything to please us
    And now you're sitting in a home
    I bet you'd like some answers

    But now no one can sing
    The third verse of that hymn you played
    On that old organ in the parlor
    But if you let me I'd fill your ears
    With all the love you gave
    And then you'd ask me how I knew her
    Oh I like to think that I did
    Because each day she seems
    A little closer in the mirror
    But we all know you're gone
    And no one really knows you now
    Did you not want us to remember

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