Hardened and Tempered

Sad songs dress pretty.

hard winds

Tears falling
At the kitchen sink
The chores are done
But the day is young
Too much time to think

It was a borrowed dream
Tried on for size
It’d fit just fine
If she’d give it the time
Darning worn-out seams

These days when the storms rage and the nights are dark and cold
That slow burn for love’s return died out long ago
For holding close when hard winds blow
For holding close when hard winds blow
There’s nothing left to hold when hard winds blow

She used to ride ‘em wild
In the good ol’ days
She was best in show
She won the rodeo
She wore spurs and lace

But reins slip away
And time runs long
And the broken bones
Make a broken home
For the soul to stay

These days when the storms rage and the nights are dark and cold
That slow burn for love’s return died out long ago
For holding close when hard winds blow
For holding close when hard winds blow
There’s nothing left to hold when hard winds blow

Standing still
On Nebraska plains
The sky turns green
The sirens scream
Warning signs of change

These days when the storms rage and the nights are dark and cold
That slow burn for love’s return died out long ago
For holding close when hard winds blow
For holding close when hard winds blow
There’s nothing left to hold when hard winds blow

Written by Kristin L. Davidson (BMI)
Carolyn Phillips: vocals
Kristin Davidson: guitar; pedal steel
Lloyd Maines: guitar, acoustic slide, bass, ukulele
Pat Manske: percussion; organ

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