Been Four Years Ithaka Lyrics

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Been four years. Its been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.
Been four years. Its been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.

Met at your papa's showing, back in LA.
He's a twisted brother, must run in the family.
You were kinda bizarre, yeah-you scared me a little.
You was only eighteen, when life is just a riddle.
But I should have known a good thing,
when it slapped me on the face.
But it didnt seem to me,
the right time or the place.

See you was too young,
least that was my alibi.
But I was still mind-fucked-up over Stellafly.

But its four years later, I been to hell and back.
Thank you for your letters,
and thank you for your fax.
Cuz sometimes it's lonely
on this side of the pool.
You says you're gonna visit
'fore you go back to school.

Been four years. It's been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.
Been four years. It's been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.

But whadda know? I gotta go on assignment.
And won't be in Lisboa when your flight gets in.
But we ain't got much time, cuz this life is short.
So try to change your ticket, meet me in the garden port.

And you did - you landed gently.
And you was looking good.
You brought with me your luck,
just like a ladybug would.

Been four years. It's been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.

The girl I'd known, she'd grown into a woman.
You had yourself together,
you knew what you was doing.

No, you never before been to this garden.
No, you never heard before of this garden.

But we got along, like the flower and the bee.
No fights, no complaints,
not the slightest bit of jealousy.
Out on that little garden out in the sea.
I found out who you was.
I found out who was me.

Been four years. Its been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.

But after two weeks, the trip came to an end.
We went our separate ways.
We took our separate planes

Back to Brooklyn. Back to Lisboa.
Separate sides of the Atlantic.
You know I'm gonna miss you.
So let's not let four more years go by
Together we should learn,
together we should fly...
To unknown Edens all around this earth.
See you again was like a second birth.

Been four years. It's been four years.
Been four years. Since I saw your face.

© Ithaka Darin Pappas 1995