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 Posted: Sat Apr 20th, 2019 05:31 pm
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Lyla is from an ancient Persian poem and broadway musical, titled, “Layla and Majnun”. My version has more to do with the death of one’s earthly desires to rejoin with the beloved and achieve oneness. Majnun (the “u” is long) means crazy. 

Lyla
Music by Richard Rompies, lyrics by Charles Anderson
Verse/Chorus
Verse 1:
With silver spoon he tossed aside
His heart searched for something more
He washed away all self and pride
And sought until his hands were sore

Verse 2:
And then one day he caught a flash
Of Lyla’s smile while in town
With heart aglow, he made a dash
She disappeared without a sound

Chorus:
Lyla, your raven hair, your face so fair
Lyla, my heart’s on fire; you’re my desire
Lyla, my soul to give; I cannot live
One day without your love

Verse 3:
With years and days swirled in a haze
He hunted for her one night
Nine watchmen caught him in a maze
He cried for Lyla while in flight

Chorus: (as above)
Lyla, your raven hair, your face so fair
Lyla, my heart’s on fire; you’re my desire
Lyla, my soul to give; I cannot live
One day without your love

Verse 4:
He cursed the watchmen, tried to hide
‘Til he drew onto a wall
With nimble feet and lengthy stride
He scaled its heights onto a fall

Verse 5:
Within a garden with a light
She’s searching for her lost ring
He praised the Lord and prayed He might
Exalt the watchmen for the sting

Chorus: (as above)
Lyla, your raven hair, your face so fair
Lyla, my heart’s on fire; you’re my desire
Lyla, my soul to give; I cannot live
One day without your love

© 2018 Charles M Anderson

Last edited on Wed Jul 31st, 2019 06:31 am by cmaja

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