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Ne Me Quitter Pas
by Regina Spektor



Down in Paris they lose their ballas and their lipdamales in the night,
And stumbling through the street they say: Sir do you have a light?
And if you do then you're my friend.
And if you don't then you're my foe.
And if you have a deity of any sort then please don't go.

Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas.

Down in Lexington they walk in new shoes stuck to aging feet.
And close their eyes and open, and I recognize the aging street.
And think about if things were right when they were young, and things were tight.
And if you are the Ghost of Christmas Past, then won't you stay the night?

Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (oh, oh, oh)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas.

Down in Bronxy Bronx the kids go sledding down snow covered slopes.
And frozen noses, frozen toes, the frozen city starts to glow.
And yes they know that is will pass.
And yes they know New York will thaw.
But if you are a friend of any sort, then play along and catch a cold.

Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (oh, oh, oh)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas.

I love Paris in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
I love, I love, I love in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
And I love, I love, I love in the rain.
I love, I love, I love in the rain.

Down in Paris they walk fast, that is unless they're walking slow.
And in cafes they look away, that is unless they look right in.
And in the gardens I get lost, that is unless I am getting found.
And if you are the Ghost of New York City, won't you stick around?

Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (oh, oh, oh)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas. (ah, ah, ah)
Ne me quitte, pas mon cher,
Ne me quitte pas.

I love Paris in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
I love, I love, I love in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
I love Paris in the rain.
And I love, I love, I love in the rain.
And I love, I love, I love in the rain.
I love, I love in the rain, in the rain.
Oh, I love in the rain, in the rain, in the rain.\

Ne me quitte pas.
Ne me quitte pas.
Ne me quitte pas.
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Lyrics submitted by Molly.