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For Isabel and Geoff 

The way that she smiles

My toes are frozen early in the morning
you know its not the little things I mind
water's cold and the pipes are bursting
but these things happen all the time

nights are long but the fires burning
and there's still sunlight in her eyes
in the way that she smiles

Those little things are always
in need of mending
Something else is always breaking down
when I find myself in need of mending
all I have to do is look around
in the way that she smiles

No use hanging on to memory of the things
that make up a bitter past
I'm not searching for another happy ending
just give me something that will last

in the way that she smiles

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