More Than A Whisper

Do we feel loneliness in equal measure? Or do some of us feel it deeper? I don’t know. Not necessarily a “happy” song, but the words of this Nanci Griffith classic have always rung so true for me…
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Oh, I wish that you would call
We have not spoken since last fall
That smoky conversation’s coming home
Do I just read between your lines
Yeah it could be this winter wine
So sweet upon my tongue tonight
It recalls your tender eyes
And I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
And it’s snowing up in the northlands
I read your warm words from the plains
While the poets say that I should never
Be thinking of you this way
They say that I misread your lines
Because I’ve been lonely all my life
And I’d be reaching for some silver
And leave my heart out in the fire
And I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
Well I will drink my winter wine
When I get home I’ll change my life
I’ll only whisper that I love you
In those smoky bars at night
And though the poets say I’m lonely
There’s still this woman here inside
And I’ve never been a fool
When my heart was on the line
Cause I need more than a whisper
So much more than a whisper
It takes more than a whisper
To wake this weary fool
Oh give me more than a whisper
If you’re saying I love you
Cause it’s the whispers that I’ve never understood
Songwriters: Bobby J. Nelson / Nanci Griffith
They say that I misread your lines
Because I’ve been lonely all my life
That sums it up, doesn’t it?

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