"Those Two" (Studio Version)

At the beginning of the summer I posted a YouTube of this song.

This week, I’ve been working here in the studio on a demo of it.
I’m very pleased with how it’s coming out.
Hope you like it too.

(BTW, if DO you like it, consider Facebook/Twitter “Liking” or “Sharing” it with the buttons below….EF)

Those Two 
Words and music by Eric Folkerth

You fell in love
with a guy in jeans and boots
who never wore a suit
and played guitar all night long

I fell in love
with a girl of revolution
pushing back the institution
in places it was wrong

Where’d they go, those two?
I believe they’re still inside
me and you.

You fell in love
with a guy, chronically late
who forgot important dates
but who could always make you smile.

I fell in love
with the girl who had a plan
for every second in her hand
and survived every trial.

Where’d they go, those two?
I believe they’re still inside
me and you.

Things we found attracting
Grow frustrating and distracting
Each year, these scenes we’re acting
Keep repeating, time again.
And so, the greater mystery
Is how, with all this history
We can yet persist to be
Lovers and friends.

I’m still in love
with that quiet girl who knows me
never says, but simply shows me
all the safety of a home.

Your’e still in love
with that guy who sees the world
as a jewel to give that girl
with fields still yet to roam.

Where’d they go, those two?
I believe they’re still inside
me and you.

Every day, they’re still inside me and you.

Copyright, Eric Folkerth. © 2011.
All Rights Reserved.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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