"Take Me for Longing" as written by and Mark Simos....
Don't choose me because I am kind
If your heart settles on me
I'm for the taking
Take me for longing or leave me behind.

I would be, for you, a fire in a rainbow
I would be, for you, an opening door
Time and hard lessons are one kind of wisdom
Try to forget them or love me no more.

--- Instrumental ---

I'm not asking your heart to believe me
I'm not asking for promise or pledge
Whatever the answer, it's yes that's the question
I am the fool dancin' over the edge.

--- Instrumental ---

Don't choose me because I am faithful
Don't choose me because I am kind
If your heart settles on me, I'm for the taking
Take me for longing or leave me behind...



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    General CommentActually like this version best; Union Station is wonderful. The song's about wanting (no needing) to be wanted, not just needed. I've known the feeling, and it's horrible. It's when you still feel the pitter patter of your heart as it skips beats when you're in the presence of someone you adore, but s/he doesn't feel that way. She's saying take me for longing or walk away so I can be free to find someone who will, and A.K. sings this song beautifully. It's one of my favorites by her.
    SweetCheeks2on February 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites from AKUS too, but I've never heard any other version. I just looked it up and saw this book by the same name, though! amazon.com/Longing-American-Heartstrings-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B0077DU08K/…

    Another great one she does is Crazy Faith--it has that same way of expressing complex feelings using the most simple, passionate words.
    BluegrassGrrlon February 24, 2012   Link

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