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Unreleased 3: Society's Child

Never Laid A Hand On Your Heart

Janis Ian

I feel your heart against my hand tonight
I taste the colors of your skin
I see you tremble like a butterfly
Will you let me in? Will you let me in?

I drink the wine that lingers in your hair
I breath your need upon the wind
I run my fingers through you everywhere,
ready to begin - ready to begin

But I never laid a hand on your heart
Even when it tore me apart
I only took what you gave from the start
Never promised more than a dream
Wonderful as it might have seemed
I always felt there was someone else
beside us in the dark
so I never laid a hand on your heart

I hold your restless body in my arms
until the fever leaves your skin
I feel your heart beat underneath my palms
and I let you in. As I let you in
There is no sorrow in this heart of mine
There is no future and no past
I only hope to hold the hands of time
long as it can last. Long as it can last

'cause I never laid a hand on your heart
Even when it tore me apart
I only took what you gave from the start
Never promised more than a dream
Wonderful as it might have seemed
I always felt there was someone else
beside us in the dark
So I never laid a hand on your heart
On your heart
On your heart

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