Maggie

( Colin Hay )

When I first set eyes on you
First you beat me up then you kissed me too
We’d throw stones into the sea
There were no others then just you and me
Across the bridge and down the lane
I knew I loved you then you said you did the same

Oh Maggie, what have you done?
I should have seen it coming, and to your side I’d run
Oh Maggie, come to me tonight
I will wait up for you make sure you’re alright
I miss you

You taught me how to sink or swim
When I was scared that day, you just pushed me in
And when nobody was around
You let me kiss you then, and there the love I found
I said I’d never let you go
You just smiled at me how was I to know

Oh Maggie, what am I to do?
How can I live with only memories of you
Oh Maggie, tell me the truth
When your ship was sinking, did you think it through
I miss you

You were the fountain of my youth
And when I fumbled you showed me what to do
And when we were both seventeen
You left me standing there but you were never mean
And when I saw you out with him
He looked much older and you looked very thin
I hadn’t heard from you in years
And then your mama called she couldn’t speak for tears
She said you left me a note
Inside my pocket burns with these words you wrote

Hey darling boy don’t you cry for me
I am forever yours and now that I am free
We’ll be together throw stones into the sea
There’ll be no others then just you and me
I miss you
Maggie’s gone

I think you came the other night
You stroked my brow your eyes were full of light
It may have only been a dream
But I will walk with you to places I never have been
Maggie’s gone