Song Name: The Dash

Songwriter: Eric Colville

Copyright: 2012

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Lyrics:

The Dash

The dates on a grave stone tell the length of a life
years and passing seasons countless days and nights
the first one is the date of birth the second one the death
the first and final days of the first and final breath

but it's the dash between the numbers
that is where we spent our time
here with all the others
yes and when the time has come
that dash will represent the things we've done

I thought about the preacher's words as I made my way back home
numbers etched in granite a story in the stone
and I thought about my number wondered
which one it would be but in the end I guess it's plain to see

that the dash between the numbers
is our time among the living to share with one another
yes and when the time has come
that dash will represent the things we've done

am I quick to anger do I bring you down?
or am I the kind of person you like to have around?
will I be forgotten the moment that I'm gone?
Me I hope you dance and sing along

about the dash between the numbers
celebrate our time together here with one another
yes and when the time has come
I hope the dash remembers what we've done
I hope the dash remembers......