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THE DANCER

He came riding fast, like a phoenix out of fire-flames
He came dressed in black, with a cross bearing my name
He came bathed in light and splendour and glory
I can't believe what the Lord has finally sent me

He said, dance for me, fanciulla gentil
He said, laugh a while, I can make your heart feel
He said, fly with me to touch the face of the true God
Made me cry with joy at the depth of my love

Because I've prayed days, I've prayed nights
For the Lord just to send me home some sign
I've looked long, I've looked far
To bring peace to my black and empty heart

And my love will stay until the riverbed runs dry
And my love lasts as long as the sun shines in blue sky
And I love him longer as each damn day goes
but the man is gone, and heaven only knows

I've cried days, I've cried nights
For the Lord just to send me home some sign
Is he near? Is he far?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart
So long day, so long night
Oh Lord, be near me tonight
Is he near? Is he far?
Bring peace to my black and empty heart

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