I’ve always been in love with you I swear
‘Impossible,’ they say; yet it is true:
I speak with certainty, for I was there.

When I reeled groggy as the punchbowl air
Was spiced with melody I longed for you;
I’ve always been in love with you I swear.

My infant whispers to the beat-up bear
Were meant for you, the tears and kisses too;
I speak with certainty, for I was there.

Let experts, calendars and maps declare
I’m nuts or have at least one wobbly screw;
I’ve always been in love with you I swear.

New kinds of beauty and the wish to share
These riches were rehearsals, as I knew;
I speak with certainty, for I was there.

These shadow-loves were work-outs to prepare
For this, the main event, that they led to;
I’ve always been in love with you I swear;
I speak with certainty, for I was there.


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