Saturday, May 5, 2012

If I Were The Man You Wanted

This week's Take This Tune is all about changing for the sake of love.  The song is by the great Lyle Lovett - How far are you willing to go and what is a bridge too far?
Take this Tune and tell me a story about what you did for love. For the female versions in the lyrics just substitute "woman" or "person".




They all sat around in a circle
 They were all laughing and all telling lies
 Then the tall one he bumped in a dollar
 He said boys I've got nothing to hide
 Now if the King and the Queen stood together
 Then the ace he would not be to blame
 And if the cards were all laid on the table
 Then love could be more than a game

And if the stars didn't shine on the water
 Then the sun wouldn't burn on the sand
 And if I were the (wo)man you wanted
 I would not be the (wo)man that I am

 And I have seen my share of long nights
 And I have told my share of lies
 And I have run into the darkness
 When I saw the look in your eyes
 But if the night didn't lie in the darkness
 Then the daylight would be hard to find
 And if the truth didn't turn to a weakness
 I would have never have spoken my mind

 And if the stars didn't shine on the water
 Then the sun wouldn't burn on the sand
 And if I were the man you wanted
 Then I would not be the man that I am

 So if you're going out to California
Then don't linger in New Mexico
 And if you think of the one there behind you
 Then you might not feel so alone
 And if the stars didn't shine on the water
 Then the sun wouldn't burn on the sand
 And if I were the man you wanted
I would not be the man that I am


3 comments:

Travis Cody said...

I'm in this week. Look for my post on Monday.

Jamie White said...

I have an eye appointment today so will post mine later today.

Jamie White said...

I got mine up at Durward Discussion