"Dalliance" as written by and David Lewis Gedge....
You've told him lies now for so long
Yet still he's ready to forgive
He's got you back and that's all he wants
A lot more than I'm left with
You don't care now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you
And throwing presents straight away
Because you could never take them home
Always scared what he might say
But always leaving me alone
You don't care, now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you
You told him what he wants to hear
And so you got another chance
But I was yours for seven years
Is that what you call a dalliance?
You don't care, now that you're gone
But do you know how much I miss you?
It's not fair after all you've done
That I'm so...
I still want to kiss you



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"Dalliance" as written by David Lewis Gedge

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    Song MeaningThe song was written about the British author of 'racy' novels, Jilly Cooper. Her husband was revealed to have been having an affair for years. When the story broke, he went back to Jilly, saying it was just a dalliance. Gedge thought of the heart-broken mistress, who was thrown aside and the affair just treated as a little bit of fun despite all that time. He just changed the sex as he found it difficult to sing about a man in those terms.
    starchiefon July 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of the word Dalliance is "A brief love affair"
    in the first two verses the scene is set where a man is having a love affair with a married woman.

    the lines
    "And throwing presents straight away
    Because you could never take them home
    Always scared what he might say
    But always leaving me alone "

    reinforce this and show that the person narrating the story is saddened that all this love they supposedly feel for each other is making him sad because she throws his presents away and goes home to her husband.

    By the fifth verse he realises that what she calls a "dalliance" has been going on 7 years.
    we are also aware that she ended the whole thing with her lover and has gone back to her husband and she isnt interested in her lover any more
    geminiiion April 12, 2011   Link

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