Music and lyrics by Julean Rai. Recording and performances by Julean Rai. Engineered by Vaulker and Julean Rai in Sighisoara, Romania. All music, lyrics, recording and performances by Julean Rai. Music and lyrical content & recordings copyright 1996, 2007 Julian D. Rai (BMI); Julean Rai (BMI), Julean and the Rai (BMI). All rights reserved.

Lyrics

The Dance
Lyrics From the LP "Darlene" (European Release: "Here.", 2008)
Lyrics and Music by Julean Rai

Star is the name
You took in the wake
Of the changes.

Patient, like sand
Reaching, like trust
For my hand.

Caught in a sway
Swaying, I've waited
For this dance.

Hoping anonymously
Glancing quite furtively
At you.

And there...
There has been nothing but air...
And now just the cold of your hair...
In the wake of your stare.

Oh, patient, I've been--
Star, we've got
Star, we've got
Nothing by time.
I have been keen for
This dance...
Here, in the shadows, and light...
Patiently, patiently--

And everyone's here
Watching us
Watching us
Move 'round the space
Gawd only knows
This is right...
...and maybe, now, you understand...

Then you took
Him to your
Room.


In a slow motion
Drinking it in,
Touching the warmth
Of your skin.

And maybe quite soon
Soon, we'll be further
Within you.

Follow, mysteriously
Furtively
Disappearing
Soon.

But I'm weak...
Weak from the ashes, and dust...
Now, just the portrait of us...
And the weight of your touch.

Oh, seriously--
Star, you'll have
Star, you'll have
Mountains of fame.
Time has just slowed
For this dance...
All will remember
Your name.
Seriously, seriously--

Everyone thinks
Gawd only
Gawd only
Knows what they think.
We're all alone
In this swoon...
This just may
Be our one chance...

Then you took
Him to your
Room.

Then you took
Him to your
Room.


Copyright 1996 Julian D. Rai (BMI); Julean Rai (BMI); Julean and the Rai (BMI). All rights reserved.