I met a man without a dollar to his name
Who had no traits of any value, but his smile
I met a man who had no yearn or claim to fame
Who was content to let life pass him for a while
And I was sure that all I ever wanted
Was a life like the movie stars led
And he kissed me right here
And said,

"I'll give you stars and the moon
And this soul to guide you
And the promise I'll never go
I'll give you hope to bring out
All the life inside you
And the strength that'll help you grow
I'll give you truth and a future that's twenty times better
Than any Hollywood plot."
And I thought, "You know,
I'd rather have a yacht."

I met a man who lived his life out on the road
Who left a wife and kids in Portland on a whim
I met a man whose fire and passion always showed
Who asked if I could spare a week toride with him
But I was sure that all I ever wanted
Was a life that was scripted and planned
And he said, "But you don't understand -

I'll give you stars and the moon
And the open highway
And the river beneath your feet
I'll give you days full of dreams
If you travel my way
And a summer you can't repeat
I'll give you nights full of passion and days of adventure
No strings - just warm summer rain."
And I thought, "You know,
I'd rather have champagne."

I met a man who had a fortune in the bank
Who had retired at age thirty, set for life
I met a man and didn't know which stars to thank
And then he asked one day if I would be his wife
And I looked up, and all I could think of
Was the life I had dreamt I would live
And I said to him, "What will you give?"

"I'll give you cars and a townhouse
In Turtle Bay
And a fur and a diamond ring
And we'll get married in Spain
On my yacht today
And honeymoon in Beijing
And you'll meet stars at the parties I throw in my villas
In Nice and Paris in June."

And I thought, "Ok."
And I took a breath
And I got my yacht
And the years went by
And it never changed
And it never grew
And I never dreamed
And I woke one day
And I looked around
And thought, "My God,
I'll never have the moon."


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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL. <3 I love the message and the juxtaposition of the themes as well.
    mcilrogaon January 13, 2009   Link

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