2023 February 16: Just Like That

Just Like That

~ song and lyrics by Bonnie Raitt


I watched him circle round the block,Finally stopped at mineTook a while before he knocked,Like all he had was timeExcuse me, ma’am, maybe you can help,The directions weren’t so clearI’m looking for Olivia ZandThey said I might find her here

I looked real hard and asked himWhat she’s got he’s looking for?Said there’s somethin’ I think she’d want to know,And I let him in the doorIt’s not like me to trust so quickCaught me by surpriseBut somethin’ about him gave me easeRight there in his eyes

And just like that your life can changeIf I hadn’t looked away,My boy might still be with me now,He’d be 25 todayNo knife can carve away the stainNo drink can drown regretThey say Jesus brings you peace and graceWell he ain’t found me yet

He sat down and took a deeper breathThen looked right in my faceI heard about the son you lost,How you left without a traceI’ve spent years just trying to find youSo I could finally let you knowIt was your son’s heart that saved meAnd a life you gave us both

And just like that your life can changeLook what the angels send
I lay my head upon his chestAnd I was with my boy againI spent so long in darknessNever thought the night would endBut somehow grace has found meAnd I had to let him in

“Just Like That” by Bonnie Raitt from her album, Just Like That…

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