A Tale For Two Lovers Pt​.​2

from by James Leese

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This is the second track on this EP and it is about my grandparents Bill and Kathy and their lives together until their deaths


Their eyes met across a crowded ballroom,
He finally plucked up the courage and he asked her dance,
Heart beat raised, cheeks red he took her hand,
Without a moments hesitation he rushed her to the centre of the dance floor,
And though they'll never say this truly was love at first sight,
For 3 years later a ring adorned her finger,
And though family tragedy struck and the wedding was put off,
Their love stayed true for a year later those church bells chimed.

This is a tale for two lovers,
How they fell in love with each other,
how two hearts become one,
From beginning to end.

3 more years passed the came their only daughter,
7 more years then came their only son,
And through the fights, the good times they learned from one another,
Until one day the Doctor's words changed it all,
His lungs began to harden and his breath fell short,
And she stayed there right by his side,
Even though he was weak he held her tight like it was that first dance,
And continued to do so until he drew his last breath.

This is a tale for two lovers,
How they fell in love with each other,
Although his hearts stopped and he is now gone,
Their love would always stay.

She was on her own for only 2 more years,
Until her lungs decided to close up and give in,
The cancer struck and it quickly whisked her away,
And although she never said,
She knew she'd be okay,
She finally reached her end,
She was going to see her love again.

And sure she died with no hair,
But a smile on her face she did wear,
And sure he died with no air in his lungs,
A tale for two lovers must be sung.

And now they lay in peace together,
With a headstone of their own,
Two hearts lain together,
Two lovers lain together.

This was the tale of four lovers,
And how they fell in love each other,
Two tales not quite the same,
Two stories for four lovers.


from The Four Portrait EP, released July 6, 2016
Elliot Wallett- Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Piano
James Leese- Vocals, Guitar



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James Leese Stafford, UK

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