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Songwriter(s): Mary Capin Carpenter

Lyrics

When I was young I spoke like a child, And I saw with a childs eyes
And an open door was to a girl, Like the stars are to the skies
It's funny how the world lives up to all your expectations
With adventures for the stout of heart, And the lure of the open spaces.

There's two lanes running down this road, And whichever side you are on
Accounts for where you want to go, And what you are running from
Back when darkness overtook me, On a blindman's curve.

I relied upon the moon, I relied upon the moon
I relied upon the moon and St. Christopher.

Now I've paid my dues 'cause I have owed them, But I've paid a price sometimes
For being such a stubborn woman, In such stubborn times
I have run from the arms of lovers, I have run from the eyes of friends
I have run from the hands of kindness, I have run just because I can.

Now I've grown and I speak like a woman, And I see with a woman's eyes
And an open door is to me now, Like the saddest of goodbyes
Well it's too late for turning back, And I pray for the heart and nerve

I relied upon the moon, I relied upon the moon
I relied upon the moon and St. Christopher.

I relied upon the moon, I relied upon the moon
I relied upon the moon and St. Christopher to be my guide.

Available on

Down The Crooked Road The Soundtrack Main Releases 2014  
Twenty-five Years - Twenty-five Songs DVD DVD/Video 2008 The Factory Dublin (1991)  
The Best of Mary Black 1991-2001 & Hidden Harvest Main Releases 2001 Live with Mary Chapin Carpenter
Circus (USA) Odd Releases 1996  
Looking Back Odd Releases 1995 (not on the CURB release)  
Only A Woman's Heart (Duet with Emmylou Harris) Singles/Promos 1995  
The Collection Main Releases 1992
The Moon And St. Christopher (Vinyl) Singles/Promos 1992  
The Moon And St. Christopher Singles/Promos 1992  
The Collection Live DVD/Video 1992