Hanging By a Thread

Verse:

There’s a tapestry that hangs behind the window

Of the brownstone house that survived the civil war

Of a chestnut tree bloomin’ in the spring time

Catchin’ all the rain from a chilly April storm

Pre-Chorus:

The people as they pass

Press their face against the glass

For that woven thing of beauty on the wall

Chorus:

But what no one knows, what no one see’s

Is the trouble of this picture perfect scene

The stitches frayed, It’s about to break

From all the years of hardship and neglect

Like you and me, it’s hangin’ by a thread

Verse:

Beneath that tree you’ll see two lovers

Holding on, safe from an angry sky

You can see the lightning, almost hear the thunder

And you wonder if the needle missed the tears in their eyes

Pre-Chorus:

The people as they pass

Press their face against the glass

For that woven thing of beauty on the wall

Bridge:

All our friends see what we want them to see

But when you pull back the curtain

We’re just two people hurtin’

But what no one knows, what no one see’s

Is the trouble of this picture perfect scene

Two hearts frayed, we’re about to break

From all the years of hardship and neglect

Oh, Just you and me hanging by a thread

Oh, Just you and me hanging by a thread

© 2016 John Cirillo/Dan O’Rourke