Calypso - Suzanne Vega

    My name is Calypso
    And I have lived alone
    I live on an Island
    And I waken to the dawn
    A long time ago
    I watched him struggle with the sea
    I knew that he was doing
    And I brought him in to me
    Now today
    Come moning's light
    He sails away after one last night
    I let him go

    My name is Calypso
    my garden overflows
    Thick and wild and hidden
    Is the sweetness there that grows
    My hair it blows long
    As I sing into the wind
    I tell of nights where I could
    Taste the salt of his skin
    Sal t of the waves
    And of tears
    Though he pulled away
    I kept him here for years
    Now I let him go

    My name is Calypso
    I have let him go
    In the dawn he sails away
    To be gone forever More
    And the waves will take him in again
    But he'll know their ways now
    I will stand upon the shore
    With a clean heart
    And my song in the wind
    The sand will sting my feet
    And the sky will burn
    It's a lonely time ahead
    I do not ask him to return
    I let him go

    Marco Giunco
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