If You Go Away
Jaques Brel/Rod McKuen
If you go away on this summer day
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in a summer sky
And 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's song
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 on the sun
We'll ride on the rain
We'll talk to the trees
And worship the wind
And if you go I'll understand
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

If you go away as I know you must
There ain't nothin' left in the world to trust
Just an empty room full of empty space
Like the empty look I see on your face
Can I tell you now as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly 'til your ? ____________?
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
The good's gone from goodbye
If you go away
If you go away
If you go away

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