Elizabeth, Lately


words and music by Michael J. Parker and Rick Paul

Elizabeth, lately
I’ve been staring at walls
Stopping in halls
And taking deep breaths

Elizabeth, lately
We sit watching TV
With your hand on my knee
Feeling less and less

I look into your eyes and see the question
That you look into my eyes afraid to ask
And I wish that I could give an honest answer
But I don’t know if the fire’s coming back

Elizabeth, lately
You go to sleep while it’s still light
Toss and turn all night
And sleep in late

Elizabeth, lately
We hardly say a word at all
Afraid this house of cards will fall
And blow away

You look into my eyes and see the question
I look into your eyes afraid to ask
And I know that you can’t give an honest answer
Cause you don’t know if the fire’s coming back

Elizabeth, lately
I want to reach out, hold you tight
Say it’s gonna be alright
This storm will pass

But I don’t want to lie
So I just look into your eyes
Say I love you
And you say it back