My Dear Wife
My Dear Wife music and lyrics by William Thompson
I can still feel your sweet breath, blowin’ against my ear
Your warm body brought me comfort, that’s lasted all these years
So many hurdles put in our path, humbled by the lessons of life,
I couldn’t have made it without you, my dear wife.
When our baby Billy was born, I was right there by your side
You alone bore the pain, but you and I both cried.
Killed in that wreck at 17, the proof of our love destroyed
Thought we couldn’t go on, but we did, livin’ with the void.
The fire, of desire, never, ever waned.
Bitter pills, climbing steep hills, driving us near insane.
When I felt like I couldn’t go on, you’d hold out your hand.
You reminded me, what it meant to be woman and man.
You showed me, what it means to be woman and man.
When you came down with sickness, there was no answer to the prayers we said.
Though you were the one running out of time, I felt like I was dying instead.
I hugged you so tight so you couldn’t leave, holdin’ on for dear life.
I don’t want to go on without you, my dear wife.
Just returned to this empty house, no longer a home
You’re with Billy now in that cold ground, where people there said you belong.
With a gun in my hand, I’ve got one last plan, for us to reunite.
I can’t go on without you, my dear wife.
No, I can't go on without you, nothin' was ever more true.
No, I can’t go on without you, my dear wife.
A sentimental acoustic tune performed by Bill Thompson, who wrote the music and lyrics. A shameless pandering to wives everywhere! lol