Innocent & Wise

by Ryan Edwards

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This is a modern day love story seen through the eyes of yesteryear. It's about the values seen less and less often in today's world: resilience, patience, acceptance, hope, respect, integrity.....and love.


When I heard you were coming around to my house,
I got dressed up in my father’s clothes
He was something special in his heyday
I wish I could climb into those photos.

When you come around I’ll hold the door wide open
I will take your coat and hang it up
I’ll make us tea and we’ll take it in the parlour
I’ll serve it in my mother’s china cup.

I wish that I could see the world through gentle eyes.
I wish that I could be innocent & wise.

I will hold your hand and get to know you,
I will listen to the words you say.
I may dream of happy ever after,
But I will look no further than today.

I wish that I could see the world through gentle eyes,
I wish that I could be innocent & wise.
I wish that I could see through the mist of lies,
I wish that I could be innocent & wise.

When you did not come around I understood you,
Because sometimes things just aren’t supposed to be.
So I stood all dressed up there in the parlour.
Alone with two stone cold cups of tea.

There’ll be no phone calls, there’ll be no flowers.
I will not darken your door, or mourn you for hours.
It is what it is.


released December 14, 2016
Words and Music by Ryan Edwards
Produced by Asa Bennett.


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