Far across the ocean there’s an island
Somewhere on that island is a lake
Buried deep within its muddy water
Lie the words that I forgot to say

Far across the city there’s a forest
Somewhere in that forest is a stone
Hidden deep below its mossy cover
Lies the reason that I am alone

But if I just had you back again
If I could turn back time
And if I just got the chance again

Then I would try hard every day
To chase the rain and clouds away
And say the words that I forgot to say

In a little tin box on my bed stand
Lies a gold ring and a fingered note
And there between the lines and faded letters
All the words that got stuck in my throat

But if I just had you back again
If I could turn back time
And if I just got the chance again

Twelve steps from the big old pine
Dig a hole and there you’ll find
The clue to where the hidden words may be
Turn left and right and then you’ll see
The trail is leading right back home to me

But if I just had you back again
If I could turn back time
And if I just got the chance again

You won’t have to sail across the ocean
Or walk across this town a long, long way
Just look into my eyes and there you’ll find them
All the words that I forgot to say