Another country waltz. It sorta wrote itself one evening. I like it, but I don’t feel like I can take much credit. Except for one line: “Well, keep your matches dry.” I’ll take credit for that one. (It’s Uche’s favorite line.) The rest was pretty much a song that dropped out of the sky.
New Blue Canoe
© 2001 Bryan Masters G Your pretty eyes Brown and wide G7 I see the river start to rise C And I know for sure G That your heart is gone Movin' on Headin' straight for someone on D D7 The other shore G So you're paddlin' away In your new blue canoe C Well, keep your matches dry ... A7 Whatever you do G You can set your course Em By the sound of this voice C D G C G D I'll be waitin' for you G Every drop of rain left in the sky C Won't wash you back to shore G And I can tell by that look in your eye D D7 You ain't really here anymore G So I'll set you afloat on a river of tears C A7 Sit on the bank and watch you G D C G As you're paddlin' away in your new blue canoe So I tend my fire Gettin' tired Guessin' that you're not inspired to come back to me It's been a month or two I'm guessing you Settled into something new And happy and free But you might just come paddlin' up In your slightly used blue canoe With your matches all wet And mud in your shoes So I throw another log on The fire, and doggone, girl I sure have been missin' you Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP