my two anthems

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when i heard this song performed last year, it didnt mean much to me, except i was struck by the emotion the singer had in her voice and face. now i get it.

Don't write a letter when you want to leave.
Don't call me at 3 a.m. from a friend's apartment.
I'd like to choose how I hear the news...
Take me to a park that's covered with trees,
Tell me on a Sunday please.
Let me down easy, no big song and dance.
No long faces, no long looks.
No deep conversation.
I know the way we should spend the day.
Take me to a zoo that's got chimpanzees.
Tell me on a Sunday please.
I don't want to know who's to blame, it won't help knowing.
I don't want to fight day and night, bad enough you're going.
Don't leave in silence with no words at all.
Don't get mad and slam the door, that's no way to end this.
I know how I want you to say goodbye...
Find a circus ring, with a plying trapeze.
Tell me on a Sunday please.
(instrumental)
Don't want to fight day and night, bad enough you're going.
Don't leave in silence with no words at all.
Don't get mad an slam the door, that's no way to end this.
I know how I want you to say goodbye...
Don't run off in the pouring rain,
Don't call me as they call your plane,
Take the hurt out of all the pain.
Take me to a park that's covered with trees.
Tell me on a Sunday
Please.

i love dusty springfield. her songs have rung a few bells for me lately, including this one.

When I said I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasnt me who changed but you
And now youve gone away

Dont you see
That now youve gone
And Im left here on my own
That I have to follow you
And beg you to come home?

You dont have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You dont have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me
I cant help but love you
But believe me
Ill never tie you down

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All thats left is loneliness
Theres nothing left to feel

You dont have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You dont have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me

You dont have to say you love me
Just be close at hand
You dont have to stay forever
I will understand
Believe me, believe me, believe me