Ray Charles I Surrender Dear Lyrics

The Great Ray Charles Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Ray
  • 2 My Melancholy Baby
  • 3 Black Coffee
  • 4 There's No You
  • 5 Doodlin'
  • 6 Sweet Sixteen Bars
  • 7 I Surrender Dear
  • 8 Undecided
  • Pride, sad, splendid liar,
    Sworn enemy of love
    Kept my lips from saying
    Things I was thinking of.
    But now my pride you've humbled,
    I've cast it to the winds,
    Broken, beaten, sick at heart
    My confession begins.

    We've played the game of stay away
    But it cost more that I can pay.
    Without you I can't make my way,
    I surrender, dear.

    I may seem proud, I may act gay,
    It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
    'Cause deep down in my heart I say
    I surrender, dear.

    Little mean things we were doing
    Must have been part of the game,
    Lending a spice to the wooing,
    But I don't care who's to blame.
    When stars appear and shadows fall,
    Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
    To you my love, my life, my all
    I surrender, dear.

    We've played the game of stay away
    But it cost more that I can pay.
    Without you I can't make my way,
    I surrender, dear.

    I may seem proud, I may act gay,
    It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
    'Cause deep down in my heart I say
    I surrender, dear.

    Little mean things we were doing
    Must have been part of the game,
    Lending a spice to the wooing,
    But I don't care who's to blame.
    When stars appear And shadows fall,
    Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
    To you my love, my life, my all

    Written by: Gordon Clifford, Harry Barris
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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