Dance With A Stranger

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lyrics

You smiled ear to ear
But the easy chair was hard with fear
I wanted to hold your hand, I wanted to
But who can you trust, in a world filled with lust?
There's really no surface that is clean
Oh, what a brief dance with danger
Oh, what a sure dance with death
Life is a dance with a stranger
The body holds hands with the breath
Back on the operating table
The nurses were fit, the doctors able
I wanted to fall asleep, oh, I wanted to
But the numbness wouldn't take
And so I lay there awake
Happy that the cut was clean
Oh, what a brief dance with danger
Oh, what a sure dance with death
Life is a dance with a stranger
The body holds hands with the breath
A spider web has got a little give
Give a little, that's a way to live
But once you get caught
Be prepared to give a lot
What a weight off, now that your bones are clean
Oh, what a brief dance with danger
Oh, what a sure dance with death
Life is a dance with a stranger
Then the body parts hands with the breath

credits

from The Fret & The Fray, released February 13, 2013
Lila Nelson - violin (folk pizzicato), vocal
Tony Gethin - bass
Matt Berger - drums
Come Gather Round Us - bvs

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