Joseph's Song

1990
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Joseph's Song

I think this may be the oldest of my songs that I still play for people occasionally. It was written for the friends in Joseph, Oregon, whom I met when just embarking on a new phase of my independence at either 14 or 15 years of age.

DWe drove Ain that Gafternoon
It was a Dwhole new Aplace to Gbe
Our eyes filled with wonder
At all the new faces to see

A couple of introductions
And already you’ve made a friend
The first moments may pass you by
But the memories never end

Chorus:
ADon’t say goodGbye, as I’m Djust Apassing Gthrough
AJust remember Gthis, that no Dmatter Awhat you Gdo
AThere’s a piece of my Gheart with you

It just takes a minute or two
To see the power of unity
In just a couple of days
We are all one family

The experiences I’ve had
Will last a lifetime long
The memories string together
Like the notes in a nightengale’s song

Don’t say goodbye…

Now we’re travelling down that road
Both with new days to look forward to
Life’s a give and take this way
A little bit of me for a little of you

Don’t say goodbye…