"I Am Yours" as written by and Eric Patrick/nizami Clapton....
I am yours.
However distant you may be,
There blows no wind but wafts your scent to me,
There sings no bird but calls your name to me.
Each memory that has left its trace with me
Lingers forever as a part of me.
First Verse
First Verse
I am yours.


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"I Am Yours" as written by Eric Patrick Clapton ? Nizami

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one else has commented. This is such a beautiful, simple love song.

    The lyrics are lifted straight from the classic star-crossed love story of Layla and Majnun. The pair were deeply in love, but Layla's father forbade their union. Majnun went crazy (the name means "madman") and lived in the wild, composing poems for his love. At one point he comes upon a hunter about to slaughter a stag and buys the stag's freedom. He tells it to go free and that if it sees Layla, to tell her this:

    I am yours, however distant you may be.
    Your sorrow, when you grieve, brings grief to me.
    There blows no wind but wafts your scent to me.
    There sings no bird but calls your name to me.
    Each memory that has left its trace with me
    Lingers for ever, as if part of me.

    A truly beautiful story and a wonderful read, which clearly left an impression on Clapton.

    "Unleash upon me the saga of being in love. O friend, be my Layla, for I am Majnun."
    venus in mohairon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow thanks Venus, I never knew that. It makes the song even more beautiful now.
    _Godbe_on August 22, 2007   Link

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