If I Could have A Year.
If I could have a year, I'd spend it running,
In any direction South of here.
If I could have a year, I'd spend it living,
In any place apart from here.
If I could have a year, I'd travel far, to the City line,
And find a place that I'd call mine.
I'd make it on my own domain,
To see if I still could again.
If I could have a year, I'd spend it loving,
Someone else apart from him.
I'd sleep with a woman, just to know how it would feel,
And fall in love with my own skin.
If I could have a year, I'd run from this job,
This never ending non-career.
To sit in parks and fields, and write for all my life,
Even if only for the birds to hear.
I'd do anything else,
If I had a year I'd do it all.
No responsibilities, no broken bones or hearts,
Just life, mine for one year.
Then once the wind grew cold,
And the leaves had gone their way.
I'd end my year back in the home I'd known,
Forever then to stay.
For I'd only need one year,
To know that life exits.
To learn what I was missing,
And take some different twists.
Then once my year was done,
I'd return to my life here today.
Into his arms, Oh how I would run,
To live it out, and never again to stray.