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Sweet Songs - Chords, Lyrics and Origins
Capo at 4th Fret
Sing those sweet, sweet songs to me,
Flaunt the words and make me sigh,
Haunt me with their melodies
One more time before I die.
My body won't obey my will
And only dimly can I see;
Although my heart is beating still,
I fear my strength is leaving me.
Lie on the bed next to me,
Share my fading history;
Soon my spirit shall be free
And my mind at liberty.
See this smile upon my lips?
Plant it in your memory:
That's how I'd like you to remember me,
If you ever think of me.
I am proud that you were mine
And I'm glad you came to me.
You're every word on every line
Of a living poetry.
Copyright © Peter Webster 2007
Despite its gruesome subject-matter, this song always goes down well live.