From the recording Window Shopping in Nashville
The Unopened Letter
Another day is over and the waitress picks up her coat and she goes home
One more customer hitting on her - Why do they think that she’s alone?
Is it sadness in her eyes or the absence of a ring?
Or the way she holds herself that reveals everything
Can you forgive me for all the things I never said?
If I could say I’m sorry would it make me feel less sad?
I can remember you said I was ice and you were snow
And I try to hold that moment and never let it go
Another day is over – Another day begins
There’s a letter she keeps in her purse
That she’s just never opened
Is it the fear of the truth or the thought she’s lived a lie
Does it really matter?
She asks herself when she’s alone
Can you forgive me for all those things I never said?
If I could say I’m sorry would it make me feel less bad?
And I can remember your tears and what you had to say
“Life has meaning don’t live it just for one day”
She once feared that when she made that break
There’d be no turning back – No reason to hesitate
And now she lights a cigarette and sits on her porch waiting for the darkness to fall
Chorus 3 -Instrumental first two lines
And I can remember when you finally had to go
I gave you this letter to tell you I loved you so