"A Love You Can't Survive" as written by and Richard Thompson....
Now I remember the promise I gave you
The night I shipped out as a peace volunteer
As we sat holding hands in the Lamb and Flag tavern
I swore, I’d be back for you same time next year

But I killed a man in a Brazzaville street fight
I tried to hold back, but he taunted me so
5 years till they freed me from that Brazzaville prison
Out of boredom or pity, I never will know

Now I bear the stain
The scar on my name
I never can go back again

There’s a love, you can’t survive
And it burns you up inside

I sailed my boat into New Orleans harbor
Tied up at the jetty, as bold as you please
With a half-ton of Charlie built in to the bulkhead
Right under the noses of all them police

Now here I sit in my house on the mountain
King of the clouds and all I survey
There’s women who are willing, and the law can’t touch me
Yours is the one face that won’t go away




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"A Love You Can't Survive" as written by Richard Thompson

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