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Nod Over Coffee
Mark Heard Lyrics


All the unsaid words that I might be thinking

And all the little signs that I might give you

They would not be enough

No they would not be enough

So we nod over coffee and say goodbye

Smile over coffee and turn to go

We know the drill and we do it well

We love it, we hate it

Ain't that life

Ain't that the curse of the second hand

Ain't that the way of the hour and the day

If I weren't so alone and afraid

They might pay me what I am worth

But it would not be enough

You deserve better

So we nod over coffee and say goodbye

Do whatever has to be done again today

Get in the traffic and time will fly

Look at the sun and pray for rain

Ain't that the curse of the second hand

Ain't that the way of the hour and the day

The dam of time cannot hold back

The dust that will surely come of these bones

And I'm sure I will not have loved enough

Will not have loved enough

If we could see with wiser eyes

What is good and what is sad and what is true

Still it would not be enough

Could never be enough

So we nod over coffee and say goodbye

Bolt the door it's time to go

Into the car with the radio on

Roll down the window and blow the horn

Ain't that the curse of the second hand

Ain't that the way of the hour and the day

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Comments from YouTube:

Scott Reppert

I don't throw the term "musical genius" out very often at all, but by all means I throw it Mark's way...

lucaboden

Nostalgia hurts. Music like this got me through College.

Warp

This is one of the greatest albums ever made.

Kids & Dogs '70

Hard not to think of Mark as one of the lucky ones. I believe he knew years before he moved on into God's presence that he would do so early, due to his weak heart genetics. He paid me one of the best compliments ever, after a concert, 1978. I walked up & talked with him a while. As I was leaving he told me it had been "Refreshing" I curiously asked what he meant. He responded, "It's enjoyable to talk with someone who thinks" - and I waited for him to finish the sentence as he walked away

Christopher Dell'Isola

You can't listen to this song and not think he didn't know.

Shawn McLaughlin

One of the finest songs of all-time.

dennis Tarpein

I Love this song and play it and sing it ofter. I miss Mark

Alexander Strohschein

Love the mandolin solo - so good. Mark was taken far too soon - all too soon.

gRosh08

Unsaid words... Yes indeed!

Larrivee John Gavin

He was like that

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