CARRIE CHERONMUSIC
Sink or Swim (the wedding dress song)

Looking through pictures of people I never knew,
most of whom are long gone, most of whom are long gone.
Searching for a wedding dress I'm sure I'll never get to wear
in preparation for someone else's occasion
but that's fine 'cause in time, I know it will be mine.

I keep hoping to see your face at the back of every big crowd,
in the cracks of every place.
Sometimes hope appeases me, more often I think better,
so what is it to love, and what is it to never?
But that's fine 'cause in time, I know it will be mine.

[CHORUS]
My heart's open, I'd never been ready to fall.
You've gotta be ready to sink or swim.
All wounds and wisdom, but you've gotta jump right in.
There'll be days when the boat goes down with you,
but baby, you've gotta jump back in.

And at night, when everything moves slowly around me
and lovers lie in arms, not unlike mine,
somewhere across town or miles and miles away
new love may be sleeping
and that's fine 'cause in time, I know it will be mine.

[CHORUS]

And it's not far, it's not far.
Welcome the winds, let them carry you.
It's not far, no, it's not far.

And I keep hoping to see your face
in the back of every big crowd - you light up the place,
and you'll smile and this time, no one turns away,
this love's for keeping.

My heart's open, I'd never been ready to fall.
You've gotta be ready to sink or swim.
All wounds and wisdom, but you've gotta jump back in.
There'll be days when the boat goes down with you,
and maybe I'll go down with you...


Music and Lyrics Carrie Cheron

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