A Thousand Shades of Grey
Cindy Bullens

I sat down by the water
A cold wind in my face
The ground still hard with winter
Of spring there was no trace

I swear I saw a blazing light
Ascending from the shore
With a color so familiar
I had seen this light before

Oh the nights seem endless
Like there never was a sun
In the still, pervading darkness
Of all you left undone

But there must be some great reward
For lasting out each day
For having to replace your love
With a thousand shades of grey

Oh can you hear me?
If I shout out loud above the raging sea
And oh can you see me?
If I stay here long enough
Will you come to me?
Will you come to me?

Well, you never kept your distance
You always told the truth
If there are such things as angels
Then you’re my living proof

But now you live on higher ground
And I have lost my way
Well, I’d settle for your shadow
For my thousand shades of grey

Oh, can you hear me?
If I should out loud above the raging sea
Oh, will you know me?
When winter finally frees my soul
And lets you come for me
And lets you come for me
Oh, a thousand shades of grey
A thousand shades of grey

And so unlike the seasons
My love will never change
But I’ve lost your summer laughter
To a thousand shades of grey…