MagCindy (magelizabeth) wrote in rod_mckuen,
MagCindy
magelizabeth
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One for a moody after-midnight

And I Looked at You a Long Time

And I looked at you a long time
before I left
thinking how beautiful you sleep.
And so I wouldn't waken you
I dressed in the darkness
and covered you against the morning cold.

And I looked at you a long time
before I left
and once more before I turned to go
I turned back again
to be sure I could remember
you doubled up in drunken darkness.

And I wrote a note and left it on
your mirror
I said I'll think of you this morning
when I shave.
And going down the driveway
grumpy with love
I stole your Sunday paper.

And I looked at you a long time
before I left
and I paused on each and every stair
knowing I might never climb that
stairway again
I looked at you a long time.
Now every time I shave
I find myself seeing you again.

- from the album "New Ballads", 1970
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