To Whom It May Concern (music from The Civil Wars)

Lately I’ve come to the realization that I’m a fan of good music.  I have also lately been looking for more mellow music to read and write to.  Over the period of several days, several different random acquaintances have suggested a newer crew called “The Civil Wars” and I put it on my wait list until I got done with my slow-hand blues kick that I was on.  Had I known I was missing their haunting harmonies and mellow free-flowing folksy tone, I would have tarried not.

Anyway, I must say it’s been quite a while since the last song that truly took my breath away when I realized the lyrics.  Although I enjoy music, it rarely touches my soul – but when I was listening to the downloaded Civil Wars Barton Hollow album, I was struck speechless at how close the lyrics to “To Whom It May Concern” came to a rarely-pricked piece of my heart.

I’ll post some more of my thoughts on this topic here pretty soon, but I just wanted to share this sweet song with you.

Here are the lyrics:

“To Whom It May Concern” by The Civil Wars

Why are you so far from me?
In my arms is where you ought to be

How long will you make me wait?
I don’t know how much more I can take

I missed you
But I haven’t met you
Oh how I want to
How I do

Slowly counting down the days
Till I finally know your name

The way your hand feels round my waist
The way you laugh
The way your kisses taste

I missed you
But I haven’t met you
Oh how I want to
How I do, How I do

I missed you
But I haven’t met you
Oh how I missed you
I haven’t met you
Oh but I want to
Oh how I want to

Dear whoever you might be
I’m still waiting patiently.

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