Since You’ve Been Gone

Since you’ve been gone
Been trying each day
To find the strength
Pick up the pieces
And somehow move on

Days run into days
Years begin to turn into years
Yes time has tried to be a friend
But the heartache won’t mend
There’s no easy way

I look around
I see the world I’ve built
The life I live
There’s an emptiness
Despite the happiness I found

So much has changed for me
Yet so much has not
My first birthday had you carrying me in your arms
And now my first one with you in my memory, my heart closer than you'll ever be

Maybe it’s not going to change
The way I feel
Guess it’s meant to be
The emptiness is you driving me
It’s destiny even if it’s strange

Since you’ve been gone
Keep trying each day
To make you my strength
Make meaning of these pieces
Put on a smile and brave on