They're fresh out of high school, but only she can find a way to afford college. How can he hold on to his true love? His whole world is changing. He remembers a recruitment guy at school telling him that the military would pay for his education after serving a little time...
I hope things work out OK for them. I think they will. True love will always return.
Another September, another semester,
He helps her load boxes, a bookcase, and sweaters,
And he wonders 'bout boys she will meet
and if she might change.
He holds her forever and forces a smile,
She pulls out the driveway, he stands there awhile,
Then he goes back inside, but inside feels
empty and strange.
Just like a summer breeze
Just like the autumn leaves
Just like the lessons we learn
Just like a harvest moon
Just like a favorite tune
True love will always return
He loads up his duffle, its time to be leaving
To fight in a war he no longer believes in.
But they promised him college for free,
and he finally gave in.
With a second tour starting and promises fading
He wonders how long she can withstand the waiting.
But inside he knows he will hold her forever again.
released December 10, 2017
Guitars, mandolin, bass, drums, vocals: John Baker