Borrowed Love

Earl Scruggs, Dwight YoakamBuy this song

Earl Scruggs

Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called "Scruggs style") that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Although other musicians had played in three-finger style bef… more »

At every glance, you steal from me 
I catch your eyes still offering 
Ill-got desire bought with deceit 
'Cause borrowed love ain't never free 

I vainly swear in my starved mind 
To crave your look only one more time 
And pray not to reap what we might sow 
If borrowed love should start to grow 

Borrowed love, not yours for givin' 
Borrowed love, not mine to seek 
Borrowed love, this road we're takin' 
Toward one another's awful steep 

Forgiveness for what passion wreaks 
Bears a hurtful cost that don't come cheap 
Its wages paid with misery 
'Cause borrowed love ain't never free


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