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    "A Love You Can't Survive" Lyrics

    Richard Thompson

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    Now I remember the promise I gave you
    The night I shipped out as a peace volunteer
    As we sat holding hands in the Lamb and Flag tavern
    I swore, I'd be back for you same time next year

    But I killed a man in a Brazzaville street fight
    I tried to hold back, but he taunted me so
    5 years till they freed me from that Brazzaville prison
    Out of boredom or pity, I never will know

    Now I bear the stain
    The scar on my name
    I never can go back again

    There's a love, you can't survive
    And it burns you up inside

    I sailed my boat into New Orleans harbor
    Tied up at the jetty, as bold as you please
    With a half-ton of Charlie built in to the bulkhead
    Right under the noses of all them police

    Now here I sit in my house on the mountain
    King of the clouds and all I survey
    There's women who are willing, and the law can't touch me
    Yours is the one face that won't go away
    This song was submitted on September 12th, 2013 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Richard Thompson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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