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I Long For You

Janis Ian

Don't you go – don't you leave.
We'll be good, just wait and see
So many things we never knew,
like you need me, and I long for you

I can't bear to sleep at night
when you're not there to close the light
Tell me why the world was born
What good's a world, when the one you love is gone

Don't leave tonight
Don't close the door
No need to fight
No call to war
We could make it, if we tried
A touch of laughter
A long goodbye

I can't go, but I can't stay
Life changes so, from black and white to grey
and old cliches that grow like vines,
to choke the heart of the one you leave behind

The hollow laughter
Empty rooms
The morning after
comes too soon
You could make the angels cry
but I can't take a long goodbye

So don't you go
Don't you leave
We'll be good
just you wait and see
So many things I never knew
like you need me
and I long for you

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