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Taking My Life In Your Hands

This song is by Elvis Costello and appears on the album The Juliet Letters (1993).


My dear impulsive darling
I suspect my letter got to you too late
And it's really just a silly fragment of paper
But it means so much to those who wait

All the suffering days and nights
Till I dare dream again
There you suddenly stand and I'll be damned
If you didn't disappear with the dawn

Hours pass and darkness comes
Soon I will close my eyes
Will you return? If you don't reply
You'll be taking my life in your hands
You'll be taking my life in your hands
Taking my life in your hands

I don't know why, my dearest darling
I can't tell you how I feel when you are near
When I see you have returned my letters unopened
I will tear them up, your voice ringing in my ears

But you're kidding yourself if you think
This correspondence will end
I can always pretend words I don't have the courage to send
Reach you

Hours pass and darkness comes
Soon I will close my eyes
Will you return? If you don't reply
You'll be taking my life in your hands
You'll be taking my life in your hands
Taking my life in your hands

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Written by:

Paul Cassidy/Declan MacManus/Jacqueline Thomas/M.P. Thomas

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