At first you seemed just like my dream Of a finer better life Much more than I could ask for In a lover or a wife Though I work with my body And my work makes my hands rough There are gentle things inside me That are anything but tough There are lessons you could teach me Things I do not know Things I've never done, girl And places we could go But you only wear your tailored suits For me to rip and tear Ah, can't I hold you quietly And smell your perfumed hair? I saw you as the answer That I never dared to dream I saw you as the window Into a world I'd never seen I saw you as the vision Come to raise me from the mud But you came to use my sweat to cool The fever in your blood I'm not Marlon Brando On his motorcycle bike When you call me your animal It's a name I do not like Please do not tear my back Yes, of course I bleed The violence you thirst for Is not what I need Your silken skin is armor That begs for brutal hands But why can't I be gentle And tell you of my plans? I know that you're using me Not I just using you And you're not so scared Of losing me as I losing you At first you seemed...
Written by: HARRY F. CHAPIN
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