"Love Song to a Stranger" as written by and Joan Baez....
How long since I've spent a whole night in a twin bed with a stranger
His warm arms all around me?
How long since I've gazed into dark eyes that melted my soul down
To a place where it longs to be?
All of your history has little to do with your face
You're mainly a mystery with violins filling in space

You stood in the nude by the mirror and picked out a rose
From the bouquet in our hotel
And lay down beside me again and I watched the rose
On the pillow where it fell
I sank and I slept in a twilight with only one care
To know that when day broke and I woke that you'd still be there

The hours for once they passed slowly, unendingly by
Like a sweet breeze on a field
Your gentleness came down upon me and I guess I thanked you
When you caused me to yield
We spoke not a sentence and took not a footstep beyond
Our two days together which seemingly soon would be gone

Don't tell me of love everlasting and other sad dreams
I don't want to hear
Just tell me of passionate strangers who rescue each other
From a lifetime of cares
Because if love means forever, expecting nothing returned
Then I hope I'll be given another whole lifetime to learn

Because you gave to me oh so many things it makes me wonder
How they could belong to me
And I gave you only my dark eyes that melted your soul down
To a place where it longs to be


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"Love Song to a Stranger" as written by Joan C. Baez

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentI think this song is about being frightened of truly loving someone and letting them love you in return. Having brief love affairs with strangers is safer, yet somewhere deep inside you always long for something more, but you're too scared to take the step.
    lotielinon September 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI dedicated this song to an ex-girlfriend of mine. It's amazing! It still gives me warm fuzzies after such a long time!
    glaucoon December 20, 2007   Link

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