Song Lyrics

February 2, 2020
Poetry and Prose
February 2, 2020

Song Lyrics

‘Dance me to the end of Love’

Leonard Cohen

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in

Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
 Dance me to the end of love.

Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
 Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
 Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above
 Dance me to the end of love.

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
 Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
 Dance me to the end of love .

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in
 Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
 Dance me to the end of love


The Cure

If you can always be as close

And as happy as today,
Yet be secure enough to grow

And change along the way. If you can keep for you alone

Your love as man and wife,
Yet find the time to share your joy

With others in your life.

If you can be as one
And walk through marriage hand in hand,

Yet still support the goals and dreams That each of you have planned.
If you can dare to always go
Your separate ways together,

Then all the wonder of today Will stay with you forever.

‘He’s Not perfect’

Bob Marley

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can.
He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyse. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there.
Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.

Song from The Wedding Singer

I want to make you smile whenever you’re sad Carry you around when your arthritis is bad All I want to do is grow old with you I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches Build you a fire if the furnace breaks Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you I’ll miss you Kiss you Give you my coat when you are cold Need you Feed you Even let you hold the remote control So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink I could be the man who grows old with you I want to grow old with you.

Excerpt from An Arab Love song

Francis Thompson

Leave thy father, leave thy mother

And thy brother;

Leave the black tents of thy tribe apart!

Am I not thy father and thy brother,

And thy mother?

And thou—what needest with thy tribe’s black tents

Who hast the red pavilion of my heart?