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    "Romance" Lyrics

    Stanley Black

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    Romance, a play boy who is born each spring
    To teach the nightingale to sing
    A very pretty song: "I love you".

    Romance, a legend on an old brocade,
    A prince who tells a country maid: "I love you".

    Now where this whimsy comes from, I don't know;
    For when it comes it's just about to go.

    Romance, a flower that will bloom awhile
    With sunshine from a lover's smile,
    That lover's tears bedew! Ah!

    Yet, when I seek this beauty,
    Flower of youth's first dawning,
    I find a prosy work-a-day world
    Stretching and yawning!

    Love is locked up in cages,
    Kept for a poet's pages;
    Life and adventure
    Don't seem to be paying attention to me!

    And so I dream of fair Romance
    And let my fancies weave pretty stories.
    And tho' I know they are not so,
    I like to go wand'ring amid their wistful glories.

    My princes become what I mold them,
    And they stay for the breath of a sigh!
    I open my arms to enfold them,
    And they're gone like a breeze rushing by.

    Ah, this is a humdrum world,
    But when I dream I set it dancing.
    When life is gray, I have a way to keep it gay,
    Passing the time of day with love.
    This song was submitted on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Beth Gibbons, Paul David Webb.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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