The Wood Between the Worlds

from the album "A Briefing for the Ascent"

Words and Music by Terry Taylor
1987 Broken Songs

I have lost some familiar faces
Some were taken and some departed
I can't go back to the familiar places
I die a little every day I live

I'm in a world I don't belong
I've got a home in the world to come
(Chorus)
I cross the wild wood to my ever after
(Here in the wood between the worlds)
Between the night and the endless day
(Here in the wood between the worlds)

I'm on the lookout for the hidden dangers
The test and trials of this shadow land
To tears and heartache I have been no stranger
I die a little every day I live

I'm in a place called "Here and There"
On the border of far and near

The smiles, the tears
Of boyhood years
The cheerful hearts now broken
The eyes that shone
Now dimmed and gone
How long?
How long?