Donovan — Please Don't Bend
Album: Sutras
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:06
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Walking, talking along a lonely shore
With your hair blowing soft on the breeze
I do dream you into my life
Gift me your love if you please
Please don't bend my heart
Made of glass
I can't promise to be here for you
Please don't bend my heart
She said to me
I can't promise to be here, be here, be here for you
Oh what a night the moon shining bright
Your kisses are sweeter than wine
Music floats on the breeze from the town
I lead you holding your hand in mine
Now you're trembling beneath my lips
Soon I'll be gone to the south
We say nothing, we two just know
No words of woe from our mouths
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I have never heard this before, and its beautiful. 
love this one, so calm, gentle and sincere

 pfwashburn9485 wrote:
Many people won't feel the sensitivity in the song !  Connecticut,USA.
 
Today, I am one of those "many people".
saw him perform live recently. the voice is gone but the guitar playing and  stories are better than ever
 {#Meditate}  yes.  coloradojohn wrote:
This always makes me stop and think about all the times I ever let Donovan's melodic folksy wisdom and Celtic Gypsy soul-sight wash over me. Reminds me of his Syd Barrett-like masterpiece "A Flower's Gift to a Garden;" his outlook so real, so pure, and so dang Tao.

 


This always makes me stop and think about all the times I ever let Donovan's melodic folksy wisdom and Celtic Gypsy soul-sight wash over me. Reminds me of his Syd Barrett-like masterpiece "A Flower's Gift to a Garden;" his outlook so real, so pure, and so dang Tao.
{#Meditate}
Mellow Yellow man?
nice 
This man stands for peace. Donovan haters, it's time to exit this page.
Still liking this. Pretty good lyrics, ok yeah, somwhat clichèd, but still. Nice to hear just one guitar and vocals (the intro) then, even with acoustic bass it's still a wonderfullly simple setting.

Walking, talking along a lonely shore
With your hair blowing soft on the breeze
I do dream you into my life
Gift me your love if you please

"Please don't bend my heart, made of glass
I can't promise to be here for you"
"Please don't bend my heart", she said to me
"I can't promise to be here, be here, be here for you"

 
Love.
Next time please play Nirvana from the same album

Rascal wrote:  "Look up Shawn Phillips....just sayin"

I couldn't agree more, 40+ years of music and every album is an adventure. A real find for anyone wondering if there is something great out there that you may have missed.... just sayin'.
I can hear similarities to Agnes Obel Fuel to Fire albeit she plays piano.  Donovan was first of course :)  Message to Bill - what about a seque with these two next time?
a beautiful collection of words and thoughts, shared with strong simple music and near quiet voice      love
8 -> 9     It is so ....  affirming, to hear a fine song from Mr. Leach that he wrote long AFTER his hazy* crazy* heyday!   
        (*well, we all were {#Group-hug} )

{#Music}
I'm turning 57 soon and I've thought Please don't bend a few times.
This guy aged well.
Look up Shawn Phillips....just sayin