UNCONDITIONAL

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 2009
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A song of love, betrayal, and the seasons of the year – dressed up, wearing a big hat and going to church.

I remember the call on that cold, cold day
when I learned about the lies
His deception and hurt trampled love and light
doused the fire and clouded skies
All the ice on the trees was so clear and smooth
the branches seemed to glow
with a break and a snap one by one they fell
leaving silence, scars, and snow

I offered him my unconditional love
But he wanted more – unconditional surrender
I wanted all his unconditional love, only to discover
he was just a pretender

In the spring I had hoped, in the fall I loved
But the winter takes its toll
As the icicles melt and the days grow long
cold and sorrow rule my soul
Though the sun and the rain and the warm spring air
coax the barren trees to bud
It will take more than that for my heart to heal
more than that to stir my blood

What was the truth of this romance
Where was the warmth I had known
Who was the man I had trusted
When was all hope overthrown
Why did I fall for his fables
Why did he fall from the tree
Why did the gleam off his glacier
melt all the caution in me?

I gave him all my unconditional love
But he wanted more – unconditional surrender
He took all of my unconditional love – then he tried to win my unconditional surrender
I wanted all his unconditional love only to discover
he was never a contender
I gave him all my unconditional love
But he wanted more – unconditional surrender
He took all of my unconditional love then he tried to steal my unconditional surrender
I wanted all his unconditional love only to discover
he was only a pretender

….Unconditional….