"We Three" as written by and Patti Smith....
(Every Sunday I will go down to the bar
And leave him the guitar.)

You say you want me.
I want another.
Say you dream of me.
Dream of your brother.
Oh, the stars shine so suspiciously
For we three.

You said when you were with me that nothing made you high.
We drank all night together and you began to cry so recklessly.
Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me.

You say you want me.
I want another, baby.
You say you wish for me.
Wish for your brother.
Oh, the dice roll so deceptively
For we three.

It was just another Saturday
And ev'rything was in the key of A.
And I lit a cigarette for your brother.
And he turned and heard me say so desp'rately,
"Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me."

You say you want me.
I want another.
You say you pray for me.
Pray for your brother.
Oh, the way that I see him is the way I see myself.
So please stand back now and let time tell you.
Oh, can't you see that time is the key that will unlock the destiny
Of we three?

Every night on sep'rate stars, before we go to sleep, we pray so breathlessly.
Baby, please, don't take my hope away from me.


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"We Three" as written by Patti Smith

Lyrics © WILLIAM M HELLMAN ADM OF SAMMY MYSELS ESTATE/PENN MUSIC CO.

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    General CommentI love the allusion in the final couplet to the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love," the lyrics of which include, "Each night before you go to bed my baby / Whisper a little prayer for me my baby / And tell all the stars above /This is dedicated to the one I love."

    This is my favorite song on Easter. I think it's about a love triangle between a woman and two men who are brothers. She's addressing the brother who's in love with her, but she's in love with the other brother. I read that REM's Michael Stipe also cites this song as one of his favorites.
    sharkycharmingon July 25, 2013   Link

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