It’s been a long time. A long time walking side by side whispering the passing of the time. We’ve come a long way. A long way washing through the night, mixing with the sparks and firelight. And how we’ve changed. Drifting close and then apart, our bodies on a wave, always tethered in our hearts, yea, we’ve been tethered in our hearts.// Remember you were in my bed, and you were sinking, losing shore? Oh my Evergreen, you were dry and crying “Can’t take anymore…” but, baby, you were 32 then, and you knew only what you knew then, so let me count the times you told me, “Night is darkest just before the dawn.” And let me count the times you showed me when you’re hurting put it in a song.// Yea, how we’ve changed. Drifting close and then apart. Our bodies on a wave, always tethered in our hearts. And when I listen for your beating heart, I know your ocean is gorgeous, and deep wild and true. Your heart beats enormous, and our hearts beat with you. Our hearts beat with you…We’ll be standing on a shore counting pebbles that we’ve walked across. The choices that we’ve made, how we’ve loved and what we’ve lost and gained by being brave, by being kind and unashamed, by being loud and open hearted in times of change, by living sincerely, loving so dearly the blood and beauty we create. For we are family, and we are standing, and our hearts beat the same. It’s been a long time.