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Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
And dance me to the end of love
Yeah
Dance me to the end of love

Oh
Let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Oh
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Oh
And dance me to the end of love
Yeah
Dance me to the end of love

Oh
Dance me to the wedding now
Oh
Dance me on and on
Oh
Dance me very tenderly
Oh
And dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love
We're both of us above
And dance me to the end of love
Ooh
Won't you dance me to the end of love



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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    I think that it is a song about loveing for all of eternity, through the ages, i.e. They could be reincarnated and still love each other, or be like a romeo juliette stitation. Or both. Anyway, it makes me think of silver, black, and celtic patterns. Anyone else share this notion? =)
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    thehippiechickJul 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Leonard Cohen wrote this song based on the line, "...with a burning violin." During the Holocaust, as people were lead to incinerators, other prisoners were forced to play music. However, the resulting song became a love song. Still, it's difficult for me to listen to the song, any version, but most of all Mr. Cohen's, without getting chills.

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