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Dan Fogelberg – Make Love Stay lyrics

Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay?
Now that we know
The fire can burn bright or merely smolder
How do we keep it from dying away?

Elusive as dreams
Barely remembered in the morning
Love like a phantom flies
But held in the heart
It pales like the emply smile adorning
A statue with sightless eyes.

Moments fleet, taste sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery's a thing not easily captured
And once deceased not easily exhumed.

Now that we love
Now that the lonely nights are over
How do we make love stay?

Moments fleet, taste so sweet within the rapture
When precious flesh is greedily consumed
But mystery's a thing not easily captured
And once deceased not easily exhumed.

Now that we loved
Look at the moonless night and tell me
How do we make love stay?



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    Moore Elizabeth
    Yup. This song IS NOT about love at all. It is about infatuation, a lust inspired by the basest of human interactions. And so the singer keeps on asking in his ignorance "How can we make Love stay?" If one must ask that question, then what one is experiencing is not love, but lust, something that eventually burns out like a dying fire. Love IS NOT based upon the notion of "flesh greedily consumed," or sexual contact. Nor is it based on using others as a salve for loneliness. Love goes far deeper. It begins with two people deciding to become friends, and so "liking" comes first. Friendship is paramount as those two begin to share life experiences and common interests, and share good times AND BAD with family and friends. The friendship deepens as the two come to reliably depend on each other in good times and bad, and that makes love grow. Then, there is no need to "make Love Stay" because the two are best friends, happy in companionship FIRST and satisfied with sex second. There is then mutual admiration and respect - and bonds of loyalty. As a famous book says, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." At this point True Love IS, and there is no need to worry because it will stay.
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    Very well said Elizabeth. That famous book You were referring to is THE BIBLE. God's letter to us. The scripture is 1Corinthians, 13:4 Most followers of God's Word are not ashamed to reveal themselves. Thank You for your interpretation of Dan's lyrics. I agree and was awakened by how You pointed out the lust and not love in this Great Song.
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