Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I'll make you smile

This is my tune for the taking
Take it, don't turn away
I've been waiting all my life

Thinking it over, I've been sad
Thinking it over, I'd be more than glad
To change my ways for the asking

Ask me and I will play
All the love that I hold inside


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Song for the Asking" as written by Paul Simon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. It shows how much someone is willing to do for love once they really find it. However, on a darker note, the speaker is clear that they can only give thier song/love if they are can't just expect someone to give you their all if you aren't forthright with them.
    albinomooseon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a sweet, simple tune that it's exactly what it says it is in the lyrics. "I've been waiting all my life..." To me it's a song of awakening after a period of darkness. I think the last line is my favourite... It all makes me feel so happy :~)
    Isabella_de_Reimson April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it is about the relationship of the audience and the artist. He wrote the song for the ones who want it. If they want it he'll do his best to make you smile for that has been his purpose as an artist.
    FolkManon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like a teacher/priests who tries to comfort his or her ''audience''.
    Plottoberryon May 31, 2011   Link

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