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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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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

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    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

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  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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