A Rock And Roll Fantasy

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She Walks in Beauty

She walks in Beauty, like the night

    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

    Meet in her aspect and her eyes:

Thus mellowed to that tender light

    Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

    Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

     Or softly lightens o’er her face

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

     How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

     So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

     But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

     A heart whose love is innocent!

-          George Gordon, Lord Byron

A Red, Red Rose

My luve is like a red, red rose,

   That’s newly sprung in June:

My luve is like the melodie,

   That’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

   So deep in luve am I,

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

    Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

    And the rocks melt wi’ the sun!

And I will luve thee still, my dear,

    While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only luve,

    And fare-thee-weel a while!

And I will come again, my luve,

    Tho’ it were ten-thousand mile.

                - Robert Burns

Like a gypsy I was born to roam
Like a wanderer with no fixed abode
I think about the friends
I’ve left behind on the road








Well, the road’s been rocky along the way
It’s been a long, hard haul on the motorway
But if it gets too smooth it’s time to call it a day…

 
I think of all the friends I’ve left behind
Whenever it’s time to get back out on the road

 
The Road by The Kinks
Written by Ray Davies

Like a gypsy I was born to roam

Like a wanderer with no fixed abode

I think about the friends

I’ve left behind on the road

Well, the road’s been rocky along the way

It’s been a long, hard haul on the motorway

But if it gets too smooth it’s time to call it a day…

 

I think of all the friends I’ve left behind

Whenever it’s time to get back out on the road

 

The Road by The Kinks

Written by Ray Davies