Here Lies Love Lyrics by David Byrne


David Byrne Lyrics

Here Lies Love Lyrics
[Vocal by Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine)]

When I was a young girl in Leyte
My dresses were all hand-me-downs and scraps
I'd see the people smile, when I would sing for them
How happy they all seemed-when I would dance

We lived a stone's throw from the palace
A simple country girl who had a dream
The ladies passing by, a better class than I
How much it meant to me to be like these

Is it a sin to love too much?
Is it a sin to care?
I do it all for you
How can it be unfair?

I know that when my number's up
When I am called by God above
Don't have my name inscribed into the stone
Just say:
Here lies love:here lies love:here lies love-
Just say:
Here lies love:here lies love:here lies love-

The most important things are love and beauty
It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor
To prosper and to fly, a basic human right
The feeling in your heart that you're secure

Is it a sin to love too much?
Is it a sin to care?
I do it all for you
How can it be unfair?
I know that when my number's up
When I am called by God above
Don't have my name inscribed into the stone
Just say:
Here lies love:here lies love:here lies love-
Just say:
Here lies love:here lies love:here lies love-



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