Walking Her Home

As referenced in the previous post “Engagement Story“, I proposed last Friday to Jamie, my girlfriend of 5 years, by way of re-written lyrics to the Mark Schultz song “Walking Her Home“. I may someday share the actual recording I made, but for now… here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

Verse 1:

Looking back, they see it all

from the nights they fell in love in those college halls.

From setting sun, to dawns first light

friends gathered, learning, growing through the night.

At the end as crowds disband

They were standing hand in hand…

Chorus 1:

He was walking her home, holding her hand.

Oh the way she smiled, it stole the breath right out of him.

Down that old road, with the stars up above.

They remember were they were the night they fell in love.

He was walking her home.

Verse 2:

Five more years, they’ve become best friends, seen thick and thin.

They find themselves on those college grounds again.

He takes her hand, drops to one knee

with tears in eyes, he asks “will you marry me?”.

As they kneel there, arm in arm

he promises “from this day on…

Chorus 2:

I’ll be walking you home, holding your hand.

Praying that the Lord will see us living out his plan.”

Down life’s shared road, with the stars up above.

They remember were they were the night they fell in love.

He was walking her home.

Bridge:

They’ll see each other through both good and bad;

a lifetime spent together, sharing all the love they have.

Verse 3:

A nursing home, in fading light.

The time will come to say their last goodnight.

With no regrets, or love ungiven’

reflecting on the journey they have been.

As life’s ember’ll cease to be,

they’ll close their eyes and there they’ll see…

Chorus 3:

..they are walking on home, still hand in hand.

Oh the way she’ll smile when he says “this is not the end”.

Just for a while, they’re on those old grounds

giving thanks for all the love and life that they have found.

They’ll be walking on home.

They’ll be walking on home.

Outro:

Looking back, from start to end,

a journey walked together hand in hand.