I once walked through a forest,
deep and cool and wild,
filled with awe and wonder
as if I were just a child.
I once stood on a mountain.
Ancient winds flew through my hair.
It seemed the world around me
had become a silent prayer.
But despite the roads I traveled
and all the ground I gained,
this empty place, this darkness
in my spirit, still remained.
I’ve walked a thousand lonely miles
and crossed stormy oceans blue
searching for a feeling
that I’ve found right here with you.
And I could tell a thousand stories
of what the earth, to me, has shown
but all the beauty of this world
falls far short of your own.
For there is no greater wonder
nor peace that I have found
than holding you in darkness
with your heart the only sound.
Your laughter heals my deepest sorrow
and your eyes, so kind and warm,
have become this torn ships refuge
from a bitter, raging storm.