Lilac Wine

Album: That Bad Eartha (1953)
  • I lost myself on a cool damp night
    I gave myself in that misty light
    Was hypnotized by a strange delight
    Under a lilac tree

    I made wine from the lilac tree
    Put my heart in its recipe
    It makes me see what I want to see
    And be what I want to be

    When I think more than I want to think
    Do things I never should do
    I drink much more that I ought to drink
    Because it brings me back you

    Lilac wine is sweet and heady
    Like my love
    Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
    Like my love

    Listen to me, I cannot see clearly
    Isn’t that she, coming to me, nearly here

    Lilac wine is sweet and heady
    Where’s my love
    Lilac wine, I feel unsteady
    Where’s my love

    Listen to me, why is everything so hazy
    Isn’t that she, or am I just going crazy, dear

    Lilac wine, I feel unready for my love
    Feel unready, for my love

    Writer/s: James H. Shelton
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Jb from Highland Lakes, NjA great song. There is also the version on Jeff Beck's album 'Emotion and Commotion' from 2010 featuring Imelda May on vocals which is fantastic.
  • Dave from Dublin, IrelandLove the version by Elkie Brooks..... Shame it is not on here...
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