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This Long Night (Dancing With the Dark) worktape 02 - Janis Ian

This Long Night (Dancing With The Dark) Worktape 2


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From Janis: If you've been following this project, you'll know that the same song in a different version had already appeared. Sometimes, when I record something for the first time (a "worktape", just my voice and usually me playing an instrument), I try out a couple of different ways to do it. In this case, the first version ("Worktape 1") was with a more up tempo guitar part and less space between the lyrics. This  photo is similar to the one I used for "Worktape #1", but deliberately blurred because as the months drag on, the concept becomes blurred. I still can't decide which version I like better....
You can find the other version here

THIS LONG NIGHT (DANCING WITH THE DARK)
Words & music Janis Ian

Take these burderns from my heart
Lay them down beside the sea
They are tearing me apart
Let them drift away from me
Take this sorrow from my soul
I have prayed to find some rest
It’s a weight I cannot hold
It lays heavy on my breast

This long night cannot last forever
This long night, sorrow shields the stars
Give me light
Illuminate the secrets of my heart
Dancing with the dark

Take these tears that blind my eyes
I have lived too long in shadows
Unbind these shuttered skies
My horizons are too narrow
Take my weariness and sorrow
Take the troubles I have borrowed
They will all be here tomorrow

This long night cannot last forever
This long night, sorrow shields the stars
Give me light
Illuminate the secrets of my heart
Dancing with the dark
Dancing with the dark

Words & music Janis Ian; © Rude Girl Publishing. All rights reserved; used by permission.

 

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