Only Love


Words and music copyright ©1980 by Howard Ashby Kranz†††††††††


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1. At last youíre waiting, breathless, for the music to begin

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The thrill at last engulfs you, through your spirit, through your skin.

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And still when the performance ends, the night comes crashing in

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And only love can save you from yourself.


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2. Youíve searched the raging earth to let the flame within you burn

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And gazing on a calm wide sea, you felt the heavens turn.

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It has taken all your knowledge, all your courage just to learn

††††††† Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D†††††††† AmD††††††† Dm7G†† Dm7G††††††††††††††††

That only love can free you from yourself.


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Bridge:And itís so vain to count the cost

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Cause thereís no gain thatís worth the loss

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3.. You weave together threads, you hope they keep you from the cold

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You bind together words, and so another storyís told.

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You put together hearts, the world is yours to hold

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And only love can give you to yourself.††††††† Only love