Sara

I laid on a dune, I looked at the sky,

When the children were babies and played on the beach.

You came up behind me, I saw you go by,

You were always so close and still within reach.

.

Sara, Sara,

Whatever made you want to change your mind?

Sara, Sara,

So easy to look at, so hard to define.

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I can still see them playin' with their pails in the sand,

They run to the water their buckets to fill.

I can still see the shells fallin' out of their hands

As they follow each other back up the hill.

.

Sara, Sara,

Sweet virgin angel, sweet love of my life,

Sara, Sara,

Radiant jewel, mystical wife.

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Sleepin' in the woods by a fire in the night,

Drinkin' white rum in a Portugal bar,

Them playin' leapfrog and hearin' about Snow White,

You in the marketplace in Savanna-la-Mar.

.

Sara, Sara,

It's all so clear, I could never forget,

Sara, Sara,

Lovin' you is the one thing I'll never regret.

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I can still hear the sounds of those Methodist bells,

I'd taken the cure and had just gotten through,

Stayin' up for days in the Chelsea Hotel,

Writin' "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" for you.

.

Sara, Sara,

Wherever we travel we're never apart.

Sara, oh Sara,

Beautiful lady, so dear to my heart.

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How did I meet you? I don't know.

A messenger sent me in a tropical storm.

You were there in the winter, moonlight on the snow

And on Lily Pond Lane when the weather was warm.

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Sara, oh Sara,

Scorpio Sphinx in a calico dress,

Sara, Sara,

You must forgive me my unworthiness.

.

Now the beach is deserted except for some kelp

And a piece of an old ship that lies on the shore.

You always responded when I needed your help,

You gimme a map and a key to your door.

.

Sara, oh Sara,

Glamorous nymph with an arrow and bow,

Sara, oh Sara,

Don't ever leave me, don't ever go.

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Copyright 1975 Ram's Horn Music

First release: Desire, 1976

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