Before the rain, before the clouds even I felt a change, a part of you leaving You went outside, you didn’t say goodbye You didn’t look at me, you just picked up your measuring tape
And all I wanted was to understand How you grew into this other man Who built a giant boat in his backyard
And two by two, I watched them follow you In the end I followed too, what else could I do There was no night, there was no day But you promised there was color underneath the gray
The scientists took all their measurements The preachers said that it was heaven-sent And you belowdecks with your head all bent
Just like you said, we came to rest But what about the others, the ones who failed the test So you were right, so we survived But when I looked into your eyes, I saw the ones we left behind
And all I wanted was to understand How you grew into this other man Who built a giant boat in our backyard
What would it feel like to have your husband know the destruction of the planet was imminent, to watch him build a boat, save your family and some animals, and leave the rest of the world behind? About Noah’s wife (Genesis 6).