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If You Go Away
(Ne me quitte pas)


If you go away on this summer day
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
When the day was young and the night was long
And the moon stood still for the night-bird's song
If you go away - if you go away - if you go away
But if you stay I'll make you a day
Like no day has been or will be again
We will sail the sun we will ride on the rain
We will talk to the trees and worship the wind
Then if you go I'll understand leave me just
Enough love to fill up my mind
If you go away - if you go away - if you go away
If you go away as I know you will
You must tell the world to stop turning till
You return again if you ever do
For what good is love without loving you
Can I tell you now as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly till the next hello
If you go away - if you go away - if you go away
But if you stay I' ll make you a night
Like no night has beenor will be again
I' ll sail on your smile I' ll ride on your touch
I' ll talk to your eyes that I love so much
But if you go go I won' t cry though the
Good is gone from the word goodbye
If you go away - if you go away - if you go away
If you go away as I know you must
There will be noyhing left in the world to trust
Just an empty room full of empty space
Like the empty look I see on your face
I' d have been the shadow of your shadow if I thought
It might have kept me by your side
If you go away
Please don' t go away
Please don't go away
(J. Brel R. McKuen)



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