Eli

Words and Music by: Garry Foisy

2005

 

I was Eli
If I could tell you what I left behind
Id talk of all the things that made my life completely fine
Like driving truck for the bakery
Every morning down on Main Street
For my friends and their families
And singing songs with the choir to find
A bit of God and some peace of mind
Oh, what I left behind
I was Eli
 
Her name was Laura
A beautiful woman and my wife to be
It was long ago
And far away, we were just 23
On the hill near the old town square
Wed swing for hours on the front porch chair
And talk about our future there
Or sit and watch as the cars went by   
Stare at nothing but blue skies
And all of what I left behind
I was Eli
 
So anyway, Laura
My beautiful wife had become the mother of our three
But when I got sick in 32, she was
Expecting our third I thought I never would see
One Sunday morning the sun did rise
And I was feeling so alive
When they brought my new son to my side
I got to gaze to my little boys eyes
Hold him close and say all my goodbyes
Before I left him all behind
I was Eli
 
I drove truck for the bakery
Every morning down on Main Street
For all my friends and their families
I sang songs with the choir to find
A little bit of God and some peace of mind
And I was feeling so alive
Before I left it all behind
I was Eli