When You Really Know It's Right 

Words & Music by J.C. Hyke

On a ridge over looking the fairgrounds

Fireflies lighting up the night

She couldn’t resist his smile, he couldn’t resist her eyes

He pledged a love forever, she spoke of a white farmhouse

Where they would raise their children, corn, chickens and cows

But somewhere along the line life got in the way

She went to an Ivy college a thousand miles away


If you have a chance to find a true love that would last

Fight tooth and nail till the end, to hell with all the consequence

Grab it with both hands, hold on tight and don’t look back

‘Cause there aren’t many times in life when you really know it’s right

About ten years later in a sky top bar

Over looking Manhattan she noticed a left hand scar

She tapped him on the shoulder, her heart was beating fast

He turned around and smiled, love came rushing back

The buried passion just exploded in the air

A second chance at the right choice standing there ~ Repeat Chorus


Read at their wedding thirty years ago this fall

Are these words they have hanging on their wall ~ Repeat Chorus


On a porch of a little white farmhouse

All those years gone by

She can’t resist his smile, he still can’t resist her eyes

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