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  Rear View Mirror
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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My 500th title.

Another tune that pestered me awake in the middle of the night last night.

Thinking about that mournful day I walked out the door

Fairly certain that I would be back just like I had before

But something came between us

Like the moon between the sun

I let my brand new start eclipse your heart

Then our lovin’ ways were done


I know you tried to warn me each time I walked away

That I didn’t know just what I had that I really ought to stay

The grass is not always greener on the far side of the hill

And late at night I know you’re right and I guess I always will


The best days of my life are in the rear view mirror

I’ve traveled such a distance just to end up here

Regrettably now looking back it turned out like you said

And it’s looking like I’m running out of mileposts ahead


It’s clear I should have listened that wandering’s not for me

The illusion of that freedom now is plain to see

When that freedom turned to loneliness and another one night stand

I remember what you said to me as I left to roam this land


Now the best days of my life are in the rear view mirror

I’ve traveled such a distance just to end up here

Regrettably now looking back it turned out like you said

And it’s looking like I’m running out of mileposts ahead


As I approach my final off ramp and things begin to slow

I want to take this opportunity just to let you know

How much I’ve always loved you each and every day

I’d give all I have in this world - again to hear you say


Don’t let the best days of your life be the rear view mirror

Why would you travel anywhere when you could still be here

You won’t regret the fact that you stayed with me instead

Because we’ll celebrate together our last mileposts ahead


We’ll celebrate together our last mileposts ahead




Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors




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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/20/2012
Perfect lyrics for a tune to tap my foot by.
Well done Patrick. Best wishes on your 500th.
Lady Mary Ann
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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/20/2012
You said it well for Soooo Many!!!
Patrick!!! to glance back, but ever
moving forward with the knowledge!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/19/2012
Lovely song, Patrick. I can relate to the sentiments expressed. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2012
Awesome song, Patrick!Funny how clear our vision becomes in that rear view mirror...

Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/19/2012
Nice tune, Patrick. Well written.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 4/18/2012
Now I ain't even a "country" kind'a guy, but, yeah, sounds like if'in ya had a couple'a guitars backin' ya up... Lonely ol' Country an' Western kind'a music.
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/18/2012
wow patrick perfect coupling for eileens 'tru love'...maybe an intermix...a duet? quite a 500 milestone piece
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/18/2012
Before you send this to that singer/songwriter that Eileen suggests, I suggest to get it copy writed though putting it on AD on this date should actually be enough...good luck...e
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 4/18/2012
Hah! Brought to mind "Texas in my Rear View Mirror," by Mac Davis, which in no way detracts from this gem of yours. Found myself trying to pick a tune to sing it by as I was reading the lyrics. Good song.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 4/18/2012
GREAT lyrics. There has to be a songwriter you could send this to.
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