This song is not what you think at first. It is the struggle of relationships, the in-the-balance moments at the end of a date, maybe the lets-get-this-over-with moments 5 or 15 or 25 years into a marriage. I hope it gives some woman, somewhere, words to voice what her soul is feeling; I hope it gives some man, somewhere, a clue. In a live vocal performance, there would be a third time through where the man and woman are singing their words together in a gentle tug of war and it would end with a question mark: tonight? See the lyrics below.
Grace and peace to you…
Words and music by dw
Copyright © 2016
You’re as pretty as the night is long;
I’ll want you as long as you’re pretty;
I’ll love you as long as I want you;
And I’ll stay with you as long as I love you.
Tonight, I want to stay with you.
If you’re thinking about staying the night;
If you stay with me as long as we both live;
If you love me as long as you stay with me,
And if you want me as long as you love me,
Then tonight … I feel pretty.