Thats How It Goes

by Ken Davis

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We were drinking our coffee
In a country café
The telephone rang
And your mum called to say
What came next
Is what no-one wants to hear

She said terrible news
Everything's not Okay
Anna, your sister has just passed away
So I passed you the phone
And I waited, for the tears

That's how it goes
What lies ahead
Surely God only knows
I can't pretend that it's not real
She is gone
She is gone
Saturday out of the blue
Feels like it happened too soon
That’s how it goes

So we packed up the car
And we headed out east
To family in Sydney
Some faraway street
Bought cherries in Young
Filled up with petrol in Yass

All the paddocks were barren
And thirsty and brown
And every half hour
Another old town
Caught up in memories
Waiting for moments to pass

That's how it goes
What lies ahead
Surely God only knows
I can't pretend that it's not real
She is gone
She is gone
We were lost in the late afternoon
Feels like it happened too soon
That’s how it goes

All the family were gathered
As we walked in the room
To the deafening silence
And the blinding gloom
Bittersweet camaraderie
Sweet fellowship of our tears
Holding on
Holding on

Holding on
Holding on
So lost in the late afternoon
Feels like it happened too soon


On the day of the funeral
We gathered at ten
To say our goodbyes
Until we meet again
To a wife and a daughter
A sister, and a friend

And we thought of the carpenter
laid in the ground
Who on Easter morning
was not to be found
Faith, hope and love
In the sadness, to the end

That's how it goes
What lies ahead
Surely God only knows
I can't pretend that it's not real
She is gone
She is gone
She left in the late afternoon
Feels like it happened too soon
That’s how it goes

We were drinking our coffee
In a country café
The telephone rang

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released April 2, 2017

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