Jacques Brel

A Quote by Jacques Brel on brel, simone, and love

Ne Me Quitte Pas

If you go away
on this summer day
Then you might as well
take the sun away
All the birds that flew
in the summer sky
When our love was new
and our hearts were high
When the day was young
and the night was long
And the moon stood still
for the nightbird sung
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

But if you stay
I'll make you a day
Like no day has been
or will be again
We'll sail the sun
We'll ride on the rain
We'll talk to the trees
And worship the wind
Then if you go,
I'll understand
Leave me just
enough love
to hold in my hand
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

If you go away
as I know you will
You must tell the world
to stop turning till
You return again
if you ever do

For what good is love
without loving you
I can tell you now
as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly
till the next hello
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

But if you stay
I'll make you a night
Like no night has been
or will be again
I'll sail on your smile
I'll ride on your touch
I'll talk to your eyes
that I love so much
But if you go
I won't cry
Though the good is gone
from the world.  Goodbye
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

If you go away
as I know you must
There'll be nothing left
in the world to trust
Just an empty room
Full of empty space
Like that empty look
I see on your face
I'd have been the shadow
of your shadow
If I had thought it might
have kept me by your side
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away
Please don't go away.

Jacques Brel

Source: Best of Nina Simone

Contributed by: Eagle

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