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Thread #37029   Message #2466041
Posted By: Singing Referee
15-Oct-08 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Every Man's Heart (Archie Fisher)
Subject: Lyr Add: EVERY MAN'S HEART (Archie Fisher)
I was introduced to this by Dan McKinnon. Beautiful song.

EVERY MAN'S HEART
(Archie Fisher)

CHORUS: I'll tell you an old tale I learned in a rhyme,
There are four women in every man's heart.
Through the ages of love they pass one at a time,
To hold you together or tear you apart.

When you carelessly gather the wild flowers of youth,
The maid in the meadow will run by your side.
She will tell you of tenderness, courage and truth,
Her innocence blooms when the flowers have died. CHORUS

When the cold cloak of loneliness blankets your soul,
The demon lover will burn at your breast.
Her passion's the furnace; your body's the coal,
And love is the steel to be tempered and pressed. CHORUS

When you're lost and you're tossed on the ocean of life,
The stouthearted woman will give you her hand.
She is more than a lover; she is more than a wife,
A beckoning beacon to guide you to land. CHORUS

When you rake through the embers of love you will find,
The tall quiet woman who shines through your eyes,
Into the shadows that burden your mind,
Her peace and contentment are the wanderer's prize.

LAST CHORUS: I'll tell you an old tale I learned in a rhyme,
There are four women in every man's heart.
But where will the place be, and when is the time,
To bring you together or keep you apart.