Copyright Joanne Cooper and Elizabeth Petty

This is the second version of Former Lovers. It is written in a minor key and is therefore much more melancholy.

Lyrics


Our love is shaped by distance traveled
The ground we’ve covered time invested
Our life is framed by former lovers
They have defined us


Our love is made by glasses emptied
And thoughts are colored tokens counted
Our souls are cast by former lovers
For they can see us

Former lovers came and left us
Strong enough to love again

our love is changed by baggage carried
Storms we’ve suffered ropes unraveled
Our breath is molded by former lovers...
They designed have us

former lovers came and left us
Strong enough to love again

former lovers shaped and made us
former lovers changed and built us

former lovers came and left us
Strong enough to love again
Strong enough to love again