I had started painting pictures just to pass away the time
But the colors all were changed for me when your eyes looked into mine
And the pictures have all faded now and I’m singing lonesome songs
‘Cause you touched me much too deeply and I know I can’t stay long

But if wishes were horses and beggars could ride
I would always be with you, always here by your side
I would stay
And I’d never go away

Now all the flowers are dying and the leaves are on the ground
The cold winds they are blowing and the Winter’s coming down
And soon I will be leaving you though my heart will stay behind
My thoughts will all remain here, you’ll be always in my mind

Now the rain is softly falling and the streets are cold and grey
I keep thinking now if only I could stay another day
But the pictures are forgotten now and the songs have passed us by
Leaving only memories and time to say goodbye

Never Learned to Dance – Green Linnet, GLCD 1124
Words and Music, Robbie O’Connell © 1990
Slievenamon Music (BMI)