A Love Song to Antarctica

Only Him or Me

Townes Van Zandt

Don’t go saying I’m leaving you
thinking I never got close enough to stay.
Time runs in, and then runs out
starts again and it’s always been that way.
You’re gonna drown tomorrow
if you cry too many tears for yesterday.
Tomorrow’s half of all you’ve got
so treat him good, ’cause when I’m gone, he’ll stay.

I won’t be forgetting you.
You won’t be forgetting me, I know.
If memory comes a summer cloud
rains her sweetness down to me below.
I’ll see you like you look right now
maybe wonder why I had to go.
But heaven is the way she is
rain falls and rivers flow.

So here’s to feeling good
and here’s to feeling bad.
Here’s to being thankful
sorry for the pleasures that we had.
And autumn days and window panes
god forgive us if you feel deceived.
But the clock don’t know you like I do
and it’s only him or me you got to believe.

2 comments to A Love Song to Antarctica

  • Chris

    I know I have said this before, but yes I am saying it again. Thank you for allowing us to dream with you during your adventure. I really think you should write a book about your experiences there, so many people would benefit from it. My children and I have really enjoyed keeping up with you during this time, and can’t wait to see where you go from here. You also have an amazing wife who is understanding enough to let you follow your dreams. I can’t wait to see you back in NJ, Safe passage my friend, see you soon…

  • Mom

    Amen, my boy, amen. You are an amazing young man and God am I ever proud to call you my son (again)!

    I hope the next few days fly by so you are back in Sue’s arms real fast! See you soon!

    Love, Mom

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