Mickey Newbury - "If I Could Be" lyrics

If I could be what I wanted to
Believe me I'd be but only with you
I'd choose not to be a thing thats too strong
For things that are strong soon find a way
to stand alone

I'm a sailor seeking refuge
A ship tossed in a storm
I'm an orphan child looking for a home
A robin in the winter
Searching for a place thats warm
A hobo cryin' I am too tired to roam

And if I could go where I wanted to
Believe me I'd go but only with you
For long long ago too close had I grown
To you to be ever able now to go alone
To you to be ever able now to go alone