If I Should Fall Behind


I’ve always wanted to be a songwriter. I appreciate those who can stir the heart and mind by setting evocative words to poignant music. Case in point, Bruce Springsteen’s, If I Should Fall Behind, which perfectly expresses an aspect of what I’m feeling in the wake of Susan’s death.

Have a box of Kleenex handy.

We said we’d walk together baby come what may
That come the twilight should we lose our way
If as we’re walkin’ a hand should slip free
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me

We swore we’d travel darlin’ side by side
We’d help each other stay in stride
But each lover’s steps fall so differently
But I’ll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true
But you and I know what this world can do
So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see
And I’ll wait for you
If I should fall behind
Wait for me

Now there’s a beautiful river in the valley ahead
There ‘neath the oak’s bough soon we will be wed
Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
I’ll wait for you
And should I fall behind
Wait for me
Darlin’ I’ll wait for you
Should I fall behind
Wait for me

Copyright © Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)
Album: Lucky Town

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3 thoughts on “If I Should Fall Behind

  1. Oh, Mike. My heart goes out to you. Do you remember Scott singing this at Mary & Peter’s house the night before Jenn & Nate’s wedding? He played guitar and sang this Springsteen song, which I hadn’t heard before. – Kathy

  2. Your song breaks my heart for you. During the last 2 weeks of my son’s illness Laura Storey sang about my pain in “Blessings”. May god bless those who can sing our pain back to us, when we thought we had no song.

    Pat

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