Flame Within the Sun

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I lost my sweet Simone when I was only twenty-three.
I saw she was changing, so I asked her to marry me.
And whether I really meant that, I still can’t really say.
But I could not keep from crying as I watched her walk away.

But she said, “Hey love, you forget so easily!
Hey love, don’t you know you are a part of me?
One day you’ll understand how two can still be one.
You are hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.
Hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.”

That night, I was awoken by a wedding in the street.
I saw seven grooms on horseback carrying golden sheaves of wheat.
And among them was my sweet Simone in a bridal dress of white.
I cried down from the window, but she just rode into the night.

And I said, “Hey love, you forget so easily!
Hey love, you said you’d always stay a part of me!
I may not understand how two can still be one,
but I’ve kept you in my heart like a flame within the sun.
Hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.”

And I got so good at waiting,
waiting for the things that never come to call.
I’ve become nothing but my patience
and that there, that’s the hardest part of all.

I saw my sweet Simone in a dream the other night.
Her hands were cracked and wrinkled and her hair had all grown white.
And she nursed a little baby that she held upon a knee.
But when she raised it up into the light, I saw that it was me.

I see love! I finally understand!
I see love is not a woman or a man.
And all the years I’ve wasted waiting for someone to come,
love was hidden in my heart just like a flame within the sun.
Hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.
Now I’m free to be the light that I had always hoped would come.
Hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.
Hidden in my heart like a flame within the sun.

Words and music copyright of Paul Weinfield/Tam Lin Music Publishing (BMI, 2013)

credits

from Medicine For a Ghost, released November 13, 2013
Paul Weinfield: vox, guitars, synths
Ryan Mackstaller: electric guitars
Ward Williams: cello
Adam Platt: piano, organ
Benjamin Wright: bass
Keith Robinson: drums
Mario McNulty: percussion
Elizabeth Weinfield: viola da gamba
Julianna Takacs: harmonium

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Tam Lin New York, New York

Tam Lin is making an album! Medicine For a Ghost: a lush, sweeping record about memory, trauma, and healing that will help in the fight against sexual violence. Learn more at: www.indiegogo.com/medicineforaghost

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