There's a stone, three story building on Sixteenth Avenue
It's the solitary memory of the only love I knew
And the only man who loved me for the feelings of my soul;
Tonight, my heart is breaking over paths crossed long ago...
I missed you by a moment; by a hundred empty miles;
By a single falling tear, or by a hundred thousand smiles;
I missed you by a symphony...or, by one single note...
I never said "I love you" in a song I never wrote
So I'm sending out a message, for the things I did not say
Not only that I love you, but that I've always felt that way
You never understood me when I'd turn my back to go...
Well, it's time that I should tell you things that you could never know.
The hardest part was leaving, I wanted so to stay
And your every soft "I love you" made it hell to turn away
But my life had complications that I could not put you through
So, I'd leave. And then I'd pray my love would find its way to you
Somehow, love shines through the hard times
And it shines through the mistakes
And it shines through every chance
that we are crazy not to take
It shines through all the laughter,
And it shines through all the tears
And it keeps a warm fire glowing
That has burned for many years
Like a window in the morning
When the sun comes shining through
Like the bird that sings at dawning
My heart's crying out for you
I come running like the waters of the ocean for the shore
I have come to say "I love you" ... like I never could before
And, for all the times you've listened,
listen just once more.