Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you
I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
in city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
with the morning sun?
Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey
I ache in the places where I used to play
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on
I'm just paying my rent every day
Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
Baby, I've been waiting,
I've been waiting night and day.
I didn't see the time,