1 augustus 2010

Voor mijn echtgenoot

...die zich voornam mijn blog te lezen, maar daar waarschijnlijk de lust niet toe heeft. Ik kan het je niet kwalijk nemen en of je dit leest of niet, het is toch voor je bestemd.

Wegens auteursrecht neem ik de tekst niet integraal over, en link ik naar de officiële site. Met nog deze toevoeging: Bob Dylans teksten zijn mooier als hij ze zelf niet zingt. Gefluisterd is deze tekst het mooist, zo is in de praktijk gebleken.

"I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love,
I love you more than money and more than the stars above,
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea,
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.

Ever since you walked right in, the circle's been complete,
I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street,
To the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun,
I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun.

You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live,
When I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give,
Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from the hole,
Quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul.


The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth,
We'll play it out the best we know, whatever it is worth,
What's lost is lost, we can't regain what went down in the flood,
But happiness to me is you and I love you more than blood.

It's never been my duty to remake the world at large,
Nor is it my intention to sound a battle charge,
'Cause I love you more than all of that with a love that doesn't bend,
And if there is eternity I'd love you there again.


You turn the tide on me each day and teach my eyes to see,
Just bein' next to you is a natural thing for me
And I could never let you go, no matter what goes on,
'Cause I love you more than ever now that the past is gone."


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