…with a silent “h”

When I’m Away

Track #1 of Umm…

This is a love song written to my wife, Wendi. Accompaniment (all virtual) includes guitars, drums, bass and a string section which plays off-and-on throughout the song.


From the day that I first I met you
I never could forget you
I just knew we were meant to be
A gem like you is hard to find
We will always be together
Our love will last forever
But sometimes when I’m away
My thoughts can drive me out of my mind

When I’m away
I think of you, baby
And I wonder if you’re okay without me
All alone
When I’m away
All I can do, baby, baby
Is to worry about you, girl
Until I’m home

About halfway through the morning
It strikes me without warning
And you’re into my head once more
My heart begins to melt away
’Cause I’m aching to be near you
To comfort and to cheer you
Or to know you’ll be all right
Until I come home for the day

When I’m away
I think of you, baby
And I wonder if you’re okay without me
All alone
When I’m away
All I can do, baby, baby
Is to worry about you, girl
Until I’m home

And I know sometimes you fear
That I may leave and not return
But if I did
It wouldn’t be by choice
My heart’s desire is to be with you
And this I hope you’ll learn
So I’ll tell you this
As long as I have a voice

I’ve been with you through the glad times
And even through some bad times
And with everything we’ve been through
I never plan to let you go
So tomorrow when you rise up
I hope that you will wise up
And accept my love for you
That’s why I want to let you know

When I’m away
I think of you, baby
And I wonder if you’re okay without me
All alone
When I’m away
All I can do, baby, baby
Is to worry about you, girl
Until I’m home

I just worry about you, girl
Until I’m home


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