Though Life Has Saddened Your Blue Eyes

Music: Goldberg Variations: Variation 21.
By Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Kimiko Ishizaka at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication license.

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Though life has saddened your blue eyes
And pain has nestled near your heart,
You've given me your happiness
As my poor life has come apart.

I never thought that I could watch
My child suffer helplessly,
But you have two that you must watch:
My daughter Tiffani and me.

It's bad enough that this divorce
Has ripped out all my happy years.
But what has my poor daughter done
To inundate her life with tears?

I try to have the strength and faith
To hope, to love, and to forgive.
And then I watch my daughter weep
And wonder why we all must live.

I cannot think what I would do
If I could not this torment share.
I did not ask, but still you came.
I needed you, and you were there.

Sometimes I fear I should have tried
To keep you from this dreadful night.
Yet I would die without your love;
Its beauty is my only light.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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