Let's be still, be still for awhile
There's no place I wanna be
Lose our way and sit side by side
Passing time so carelessly, so carelessly

Upon the shore
One quiet night
Take off our shoes
and watch the sky
Against the moon
the clouds go by
I hold your hand
You start to cry

Lost in our dreams of summer love
The only place I wanna be
Find a spell and hope no one tells
Time goes by unendingly, unendingly




Lyrics submitted by rachel lauren, edited by DanseWithMe

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  • +1
    General CommentI think the two missing verses are "Along the shore/one quiet night"

    The lyrics are almost the typical cliche love song, but the way they're delivered, the length of the song, and the backdrop of the free jazz makes it wonderfully unique.
    realitysoldieron March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely sublime. So gentle, so serene yet there is this strong passionate undertone that overwhelms you. This is just what I get when I listen to it. From a instrument prospective it is just right.Once again another song that makes you want to make love and lose yourself completely in a person. ...Yo La Tengo
    DanseWithMeon February 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a simple song, but it is one of my favorites of all time.
    mikhailguyon February 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...it should have way more comments than this :(
    barehillson July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree barehills.. if youre a true fan (of jazz even) you should probably comment on this..
    I can't justify why, but you should do it for the love of this song.. maybe future generations will come to this site and check out what we had to say years and years ago. As for the meaning.. its pretty evident. beautiful classic love song
    continuityisswellon November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I had a couple songs from this record but when I listened to samples I had to get this one! It's just so beautiful and the jazz fills make it so rich... "you start to cry"
    tarzan05on July 08, 2009   Link

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