Window With the Shade Pulled Down

One step I never should have taken
Was the first step I took to you
So many years, too many tears
Each of us with something to prove

So many signs of warning
Still it takes you by surprise

Chorus
The truth hits hard in a cold gray town
And it’s all so clear to me now
When the storm came through I never saw a single cloud
I was looking out a window
With the shade pulled down

One world is a comforting notion
Work it out if something goes wrong
I realized a little bit too late
Wonder why it took me so long

So many signs of warning
Still it takes you by surprise

Chorus
The truth hits hard in a cold gray town
And it’s all so clear to me now
When the storm came through I never saw a single cloud
I was looking out a window
With the shade pulled down