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Fisherman's Song

This song is by Carly Simon and appears on the album Have You Seen Me Lately (1990).

In a pine forest cooler
Than the rest of the island
Lives a young fisherman
With eyes like the sea
He built his own boat
And made his own cabin
But he's broken the hearts
Of the likes of me

Now you must understand
He made me a promise
There were secrets we shared
We planted a tree
We lived in his cabin
I fished along side of him
I fell under the spell
Of his sorcery

When he cast me adrift
At the end of the summer
It was not for another
But his own privacy
I fell apart like a rose
But the scent of my longing
Remains and it weeps
Like an old willow tree

At night when its still
With the yellow moon rising
When his candle is snuffed
And he's deep in a dream
I move like a cat
And crawl into his window
And lie down beside him
In a golden moon beam

The smell of his skin
Is just like the summer
When our love was as fresh
As the grass in the fields
And ever so softly
I kiss his eyelids
Before slipping away
My secret concealed

Though I'm in it alone
I'm still in it in love
And love can be lonely
Like a sweet melody
But just maybe he feels me
Like a whisper inside him
Like an angel beside him
Deep in him company

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