When The Soft Night Falls

I don’t want to go away, my darling
I just want to stay and share your smile
Let’s go to the woods
And take the dogs and be ourselves

And when the soft night falls
Across the field a barn owl calls

We’ll walk the lanes
Beneath the stars
And we’ll touch the mystery
Of the August air
We’ll speak our names
Beside the barn
And we’ll sense the promise
Of the ancient night
And maybe
Just maybe
That is enough

I know that I need to say to you
I love you, my darling
It is not enough just to assume
That after all these years
Your heart is secure