Words and Music: Bill Roper
If you had to be alone
Would you choose a place that’s far away from here?
Or maybe in the middle of a crowd
Where no one knows your name
And no one is allowed
To come near.
If you had to make a change
Would you want to be somewhere where you’re unknown?
A person that no one would ever ask
To let another in,
To see behind the mask
That they’ve grown.
If you had to find a way
To leave behind the things that you have been,
To be something less than what you really are,
Would you find another home
With no one to ask where
Or ask when?
Would your life be much less daunting
In anonymity somewhere?
Would you find the things you’re wanting
If there’s no one left to care?
If you had to go away
Would you let me know just where it is you’ve gone
So I could look you up in the end?
And maybe if you find
Someday you need a friend,
I’ll be one.