10,000 Maniacs Lyrics

If You Intend Lyrics

If you intend to live again
Open your eyes and don't pretend
You're feeling there's nothing worth believing

God, if you persist you'll die like this
And wither in the midst of your
First season, cut down with no reason
How can you be so near and not see everything?

If you intend to live again
Then take the outstreched hand
Of one who needs you
It's been so long, we've missed you

Why do you intend to speed your end?
Lie in the dark and let your limbs
Grow weaker, sinking low then deeper
How can you be so near and not see everything?

Feel what might be, see what I see
Again and again and again and again
Say you don't, again and again
And again and again, say you don't
You say you don't, but you will

Say, you say you don't but you will
You say you don't but you will

How can you be so near and not see?