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My love is cruel as the night
She steals the sun, and shuts out the light
All of my colors, they turn to blue
Win or lose

She does it slow dancing
Slow dancing
She does it slow...dancing
All night long

Scarlet eyes and a see-through heart
She saw me coming right from the start
She picked me up, but had me down on my knees
Just a' beggin' her, beggin' her please

Take me slow dancing
Slow dancing
She took me slow...dancing
All night long

And I don't know a man
Search for himself in his lover's eyes
No I don't know why a man
Sees the truth but needs the lies

My love is restless as the wind
She moves like a shadow across my skin
She left with my conscience, I don't want it back
It just gets in the way

If you wanna go slow dancing
Slow dancing
She took me slow...dancing
All night long

Slow...dancing
Slow...dancing
Slow...


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    General CommentNice to be the first one to comment on this one! I really like this song, though I prefer the version with Willie Nelson on lead vocals. It just sounds better with his voice. I think it's a really romantic song and I would like to actually dance on it one day...

    For the meanings I find it a bit similar to a few other songs. Again it's about a man who's been thrown around by a woman whom he's totally in love with. And he lets her, because he loves her so much.
    Anne Marieon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment* Bono wrote this song for Willie Nelson around the same time Johnny Cash recorded the Wanderer.

    The three of them also lent vocals to a track called, "Give Me Back My Job." That song appears on Go Cat Go! the Carl Perkins tribute album.

    U2's version of the song appears as a B-Side on the single "Stay Faraway So Close" which was released in 1993.

    Willie's version appeared as a B-Side in 1996 to the song, "If God Will Send His Angels."

    Willie has never officially recorded and released the song.
    STRANGELIFEon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow this is beautiful. Love the atmosphere it creates.
    young_jableson January 10, 2009   Link

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