©1978 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on Shadow of a Wing.
I know that you're there, and you're leaning towards me,
I've seen the future alive on the sea;
Before every sentence, behind every kiss,
Are we really in love, is it really like this?
Lover, O lover, don't tie up my hands,
Lover, O lover, don't mess up my plans;
Don't fog up the mirror, don't forfeit the motion,
But cry in the corner and sleep on the ocean.
I have been taken from the safest black hole,
I have been shaken beyond my control;
And here I'm determined, with my foot in your door,
Saying give me your treasures, and I'll give you more.
I will be faithful and I will be true,
I will be strong for you, I will belong to you;
And I will be silver, and I will be gold,
And I will pour light in you when you are old.
And I will share counsel when we are in trouble,
And I will break statues when you are my double;
And I will be sentry and soldier and lover,
I won't let you die in the steps of your mother.