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All For A Woman Lyrics

from All At Once

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"All For A Woman" is track #7 on the album All At Once. It was written by Mikel Jollett.
"All For A Woman" is track #7 on the album All At Once. It was written by Mikel Jollett.

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All of these grateful looks
All these grateful eyes
All the furious stares and the fretful sighs

Promising everything
To everyone
We'll be back soon
You're my favorite one

And I'll keep it quiet
I'll hold you dear
The whispering fills the ear

Tell me you'll stay
We would have such fun
And the lie, you don't need anyone

And the screams, the wails, and the call
The headiness of the fall
Ten-thousand miles from where we began
I fell asleep with a picture in hand
It was all for a woman

Say that you're grateful for the time alone
Two years away and I don't miss home
And everyone asks you if you still think of her
So you smile politely and you demur

But then all at once your head starts to swim
And you can feel her breath on your skin
If I let you stay, the same spot today
She's above you, below you in ways

And you're shivering cold
Like you're just 10 years old
And she's lying asleep in your bed

And you're standing beside her
The light from inside her
Filling up the darkness in your head
It was all for a woman

You've drowned in the teasing
You've forgotten the reason
The muse inspired the art

You'd give anything for
For her to say them once more
The words you believed at the start

Ten-thousand miles from where it began
Falling asleep with a picture in hand
And it was all... it was all
For the look in her eyes
Of the promise of the lie of a woman

Songwriters
MIKEL JOLLETT

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