A calf caught with his head in a fence
I saw it once and felt it since
The field 'round glowed yellow-grey and the wind cried
A cat called and the cow died
Was he trying, Lord? Not trying hard enough
Had he reached the end of what I thought was an endless love?
It's 3 in the morning and I'm going home
The only thing I need to find peace is to be alone
But I reach for coffee and I reach for the phone
And to extend my gaze to tomorrow is to curse my bones
I spent 4 years lying to myself
How I could take a bride and put her on the shelf
But I never thought I'd be writing songs
About how I hurt the girl and took too long
Oh, but I'm trying, Lord. Not trying hard enough.
Have I reached the end of what I thought was an endless love?
I wish to make amends, I want not to run
Don't want to chase ghosts like forgiveness and fun
Though I'm a young man, I've already made a mess of my life
But you can see the change, you know I'm gonna try
Oh, and I'm trying, Lord. Not trying hard enough.
I cannot reach the end of what I know to be an endless love.