This song appears on four albums, and was first released on the I Want To Live album, and has also been released on the Changes, Reflections: Songs of Love and Life and The Country Roads Collection albums.
Dearest Esmeralda, in another age Antiques would be modern, we would be the rage Silk would be in fashion, we would dress in lace Love would be the passion and the saving grace
I slept one rainy night with you in Paris Made up for a thousand wasted years Dearest Esmeralda, you are magic I close my eyes and you make love appear
Dancing in the shimmer of a crystal chandelier Shadows singin’ so low only we could hear Moving to the glimmer, shaking to the storm Outside it was raging, but inside it was warm
We said goodnight in the candlelight and thunder Now I wake and find you’re never there I’m becoming old enough to wonder Happy that I’m still too young to care
Masterpieces crumble, empires tumble down Refugees and fantasies go underground Romance lasts forever, love don’t fade away They may take our future, but they don’t stop yesterday
‘Cause somewhere in the cloudy skies of Paris We were part of some artist’s design Dearest Esmeralda, you are magic In the gray around me how you shine