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    SWEETER FOR ME
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Red telephone sitting by my bed
    Practically bore your name
    Lying alone in the twilight zone
    Waiting for your call to come in
    Hadn't been for the kid
    Who was sleeping upstairs
    You'd have found me well on my way
    On that midnight plane to L.A.

    You suffered sweeter for me
    Than anyone I've ever known

    I dared to look into the years
    Would you still have your wife?
    I dared to peer through my tears
    Could we ever have a life?
    Even thought I was pregnant by you
    But I didn't care
    I just talked to my son
    Would he mind another one?

    You suffered sweeter for me
    Than anyone I've ever known

    Once more the mist rolls to the sea
    Like a hundred times we've known
    Trees are faded and the clouds have stopped
    Where the wind had blown
    How I dread when the evening comes
    And I cannot be
    What you want me to be
    When you are next to me

    How silent you are as the veils come down
    Before my eyes
    Soft and reserved as you move away
    Donning your disguise
    While every folk song that I ever knew
    Once more comes true
    And loves grows old
    And waxes cold

    You suffered sweeter for me
    Than anyone I've ever known

    Just one favor of you, my love
    If I should die today
    Take me down to where the hills
    Meet the sea on a stormy day
    Ride a ridge on a snow white horse
    And throw my ashes away
    To the wind and the sand
    Where my song began

    You suffered sweeter for me
    Than anyone I've ever known

    © 1976, 1977 Gabriel Earl Music (ASCAP)


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