Words By Heart
- written by Reed Nielsen & Monty Powell
I was goin' through the closet
Back in my old home
Found my letterman's jacket, so I slipped it on.
Deep in the pocket, still folded up tight
Was the letter you wrote to tell me goodbye.
The minute I saw it I just had to smile
It smelled like old leather, as smooth as a child.
I took a deep breath, then put it away.
There was no need to read, I knew just what it would say.
I know the words by heart, I know every line
From "this ain't easy" to "you'll get along just fine."
I know every comma, every question mark.
No, I don't have to look, I know the words by heart.
Scenes like home movies flash through my head.
The homecoming game, that night on my bed.
The words that you wrote still cut me in two,
How you said you still cared but that we were through.
Ain't it funny how a memory can play
tricks on your mind.
I don't remember a thing from my classes
But I can quote you every line.
I took off my jacket and put it away
With your note in the pocket
Like I found it that day.
Poured me a beer, then pictured your face
And drank a silent toast to things that time can't erase.
REPEAT CHORUS TWICE