"Make Love Stay" as written by and Dan Fogelberg....
Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay?
Now that we know
The fire can burn bright or merely smolder
How do we keep it from dying away?

Elusive as dreams
Barely remembered in the morning
Love like a phantom flies
But held in the heart
It pales like the emply smile adorning
A statue with sightless eyes

Moments fleet, taste sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery's a thing not easily captured
And once deceased not easily exhumed

Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay?

Now that we loved
Look at the moonless night and tell me
How do we make love stay?



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"Make Love Stay" as written by Dan Fogelberg

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    General CommentMake Love Stay was inspired by Tom Robbin's novel
    "Still Life With Woodpecker". (If you check out the liner notes, there's a short notation reading 'For Dr. Robbins and Woodpecker'.) While the book is too complex to go into here, suffice it to say its a love story between two redheads.

    As far as love songs go, this is one of my favorites.
    So many love songs ramble on about searching for the perfect lover or that first passionate spark. Very few ask "What now?' After that one night of wild love, or even after ten years of marriage, how does one make love stay?

    While the song gives no direct answers, it warns mystery is not easily captured and once deceased not easily exhumed. Anyone can get into a one night stand...it takes work to fall in love and make that love stay.
    Arbiteron December 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMake Love Stay was inspired by Tom Robbin's novel
    "Still Life With Woodpecker". (If you check out the liner notes, there's a short notation reading 'For Dr. Robbins and Woodpecker'.) While the book is too complex to go into here, suffice it to say its a love story between two redheads.

    As far as love songs go, this is one of my favorites.
    So many love songs ramble on about searching for the perfect lover or that first passionate spark. Very few ask "What now?' After that one night of wild love, or even after ten years of marriage, how does one make love stay?

    While the song gives no direct answers, it warns mystery is not easily captured and once deceased not easily exhumed. Anyone can get into a one night stand...it takes work to fall in love and make that love stay.
    Arbiteron December 18, 2004   Link

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