Natalie – David Crosby

First time I saw her, she was still in school
Chewin’ on a pencil, playin’ pool
Stayin’ up all night
And full of dreams
I’ve known her family ever since we were small
Gettin’ in trouble, drivin’ our folks up the wall
Wastin’ time
Yeah, but we had fun
She was gonna ride her bike to China
Sail away on a bottle top
And as the years passed by, one night I held her close to me
That was the first time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
Carousel was crowded so we talked for a while
Natalie said, “Baby, you know I miss your smile
Whenever you go away”
“Away from me”
You know that time starts tickin’ when a love starts to fade
I knew something was wrong, still I thought we had it made
The first time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
That was the first time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
Now I look at her pictures and I talk to these walls
Call out her name, but she don’t hear me at all
And she got wild and restless
Tried everything she could take
One night I tried to stop her, but I was too late
That was the last time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
And that was the last time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
That was the last time I said, “I love you”
That was the last time I said, “I love you”
That was the last time I said, “I love you”
To Natalie
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