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Love Song to a Stranger Lyrics

"Love Song to a Stranger" was written by Joan Baez.
"Love Song to a Stranger" was written by Joan Baez.

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How long since I've spent a whole night in a twin bed with a stranger?
His warm arms all around me
How long since I've gazed in the dark eyes that melted my soul down
To a place where it longs to be?
All of your history has little to do with your face
You're mainly a mystery with violins filling in space

You stood in the nude by the mirror and picked out a rose
From the bouquet in our hotel
And lay down beside me again and I watched the rose
On the pillow as it fell
I sank and I slept in a twilight with only one care
To know that when day broke and I woke that you'd still be there
You'd still be there

The hours for once they passed slowly, unendingly by
Like a sweet breeze on a field
Your gentleness came down upon me and I guess I thanked you
When you caused me to yield
We spoke not a sentence, took not a footstep beyond
Our two days together which seemingly soon would be gone
Soon would be gone

Don't tell me of love everlasting and other sad dreams
I don't want to hear
Just tell me of passionate strangers who rescue each other
From a lifetime of cares
'Cause if love means forever expecting nothing returned
Then I hope I'll be given another whole lifetime to learn

'Cause you gave to me oh so many things it makes me wonder
How they could belong to me
And I gave you only my dark eyes which melted your soul down
To the place where it longs to be

Songwriters
JOAN BAEZ

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