I’m Not Afraid

Writer(s): Jacques Brel / Gerard Emile Jouannes / Rod McKuen

One afternoon I came to hear you sing a soft song into my ear
Who would have thought quite by chance, we might engage in a loving dance?
Coming together, coming apart, lost in diversions, dancing stars
Caught in the quiet, off on our own, coming together, standing alone
Are you afraid? I’m not afraid
What about you, what about me? Two years from now where will we be?
Each of us gone our separate ways, lost in a headlong passage of days
Maybe we might give love a try, extending the moment before “goodbye”
And for a gentle moment in time, we’ll take what pleasure people can find
Are you afraid? I’m not afraid.
What is for real, what is false? All of us seem to be caught in a waltz
Turning around, turning again, when will the dancing ever end?
As for us, you and me, our eyes are open, we can see
Both of us know where we’ve been, why must we both go dancing again?
Come join the dancing, come join the waltz, don’t look too closely at my faults
Why can’t I die here in your arms? Safe from the night and safe from the dawn,
Back to the nothing that had no name, back to the nowhere from where I came
Don’t worry of me, I know what I am, where I’m goin’ and where I’ve been
I’m not afraid! I’m not afraid! No, I’m not afraid!

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