Album: Live Dates II (1980)
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  • There's a light that shines on Persephone,
    Always a fire in her eyes,
    And the last time that I went to her
    I could tell things weren't right.

    I just don't care to see your years go wasting,
    There's no longer magic in your eyes.

    In your time, you could outshine everybody else around,
    But your off-stage ways might be a bore -
    You take a bow, you take a fall.

    I came to be here in the footlights,
    To live with you through every song,
    And your face displays a peaceful field.
    I can't believe the curtain has to fall.

    Now I know your years were never wasted,
    Tonight I saw the magic in your eyes.
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Robert from Russell, New ZealandI'm a novice guitar player & trying to learn the main riff of this song, that plays throughout, in the background - PLEASE ..... where can I find the tabs for this riff??
  • James from Toronto, OnJust a great song from one of the greatest widely unknown bands.
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