(All I Need’s) Your Love


Help me quench my thirst, I’m dry and parched.
I walked the walk to get to here a life-long march.
Every single step. Ev’ry painful metre.
From far beyond the pale, miles away from here.

I swam the seven seas, nothin’ but bread to eat,
to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Bin in ev’ry country, places with no name,
tempted to take my life ev’ry single day.

I strayed and wandered, was deaf and blind,
Searched high and low consumed by you all of the time.
I stumbled years and years, through monsoon rain,
or was it my tears ev’rytime I heard your name?

All I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.
An’ all I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.

You can see my baggage always nearby?
Filled with bygone days and stories of my life.
You can take it from me, throw it on a pyre,
it’s full of memories, half-truths ‘n’ full-blown lies.
Yesterday’s worthless. Tomorrow vain;
unless you promise me you’ll be there ev’ry day.

‘cos all I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.
All I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.

I want to have faith in what the pious preach
and what the TV shows would have us all believe:
That when the end comes it does not matter
whether you won or lost but how you played the game.

But all I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.
All I need’s your love. All I need’s your love.
An eternity with you ain’t long enough.
Ev’ry day! Till my grave!
There is no place on this earth I’d rather stay/be.

©23.8.2017 Andrew Robert Chapman

unless you promise me you’ll be there. Promise me!
There is no price on this earth I would not pay.
unless you promise me you’ll be there ev’ry day.
tempted to give my life up ev’ry single day.
it’s full of memories, half-truths ‘n’ full-blown lies.
it’s full of memories which I no longer desire.
Can you see the baggage always nearby?
just to be right here, right now to behold your face.
vied to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
strivin’ t’snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
(tryin’/fightin’) to-snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
There is no price nor ransom fee I would not pay.
There is no – ransom fee I would not pay.


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