If I Fall Behind      by John Flynn

In the field by the stone wall
A crowd gathers round
As runners move up to the line
Though Ill match your stride
At the sound of the gun
Dont worry if I fall behind

I smile to remember
Not so long ago
Youd struggle to stay by my side
But green leaves have turned now
To yellow and to red
Dont worry if I fall behind

CHORUS:
Weve each got to run our own race, child
Though one day well stumble and fall
Well meet up again when the circle of friends
Gathers at the old stone wall

Gently the hills bid us quicken the pace
As higher and harder we climb
If I can give is all that I have
Dont worry if I fall behind

Now you pull ahead with the sun burning gold
On your strong young shoulders it shines
Like all of the pride and the love in my heart
As I start falling behind

CHORUS:
Weve each got to run our own race, child
Though one day well stumble and fall
Well meet up again when the circle of friends
Gathers at the old stone wall

The finish-line breeze will leave salt on my skin
Where sweat like tear stains has dried
Ill lie in the cool grass as doubt, fear and pain
Soon begin falling behind
In the field by the stone wall a crowd gathers round...
2015 Flying Stone Music
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