There's A Light Beyond These Woods - Nanci Griffith

There's a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret.
Do you think that we will go there,
And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret?
It's almost morning, and we've talked all night,
You know we've made big plans for ten-year-olds,
You and I.

Have you [A7] met my [A] new boy friend, Margaret?
His name is John, and [Bm] he ɾides my [A] bus to [C7] school,
And he holds my [A] hand.
He's fourteen, he's my [A] older man.
But we'll still be [Am] the best of friends,
The three of us, Margaret, John, and [Bm] I.

Let's go to [C7] New York City, Margaret!
We'll hide out in the subways
And drink the poets' wine, oh,
But I had John, so you [A7] went and [Bm] I stayed behind.
But you [A7] were home in time for [Dm7] the senior prom,
When we lost John.

The fantasies we plan, I'm living them [A] now.
All the dreams we sang when we knew how,
Well, they haven't changed.
There's never been two friends like [F] you [A7] and [Bm] me,
Mary Margaret.

It's nice to [C7] see you [A7] family growing, Margaret.
Your daughter and [Bm] your husband [Bm] there,
They ɾeally tɾeat you [A7] ɾight...
But we've talked all [Em] night
And what about the light, that glowed beyond
Our woods when we were ten?
You were the ɾambler then.

The fantasies we planned, well, Maggie,
I'm living them [A] now.
All the dreams we sang, oh, we damn sure knew
How, but I haven't changed.
There'll never be [Am] two friends like [F] you [A7] and [Bm] me,
Maggie, can't you [A7] see?

There's a light beyond your woods, Mary Margaret