(Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    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 into 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 where 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

    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 and took not a footstep beyond
    Our two days together which seemingly 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
    Because if love means forever, expecting nothing returned
    Then I hope I'll be given another whole lifetime to learn

    Because 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 that melted your soul down
    To a place where it longs to be

    © 1972 Chandos Music (ASCAP)

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