I have been living a life of a sad lost soul
With a head full of guilt and pain
Like a messenger carrying bad news home
I was torn between the lost and the gain
Sometimes I thought survival was only a hopeless compromise
Many times I felt like praying
Chorus
Then I saw you dancing like a fire
Only you as bright as any sun
And me, I was looking for something for so long then
Only you came to me

I had been (was) travelling lonely from town to town
On a road to find eternal youth
I was hiding my eyes from my life
I was afraid to face the truth
(I was afraid I had to face the truth)*
No message in the Bible, no no
No flash of lightning in the sky
No compromise or pity
Chorus
I was falling to parts for since who knows when
I didn't know whom to thank or to blame
Not a comfort in messages ten by ten
They said the bottle of eternal shame
No bolts of thunder in the sky, no no
(No symbols of denials, no patronizing pity)*
Chorus
Only you, dancing like a fire
Only you, as bright a any sun
And me, I was looking for love for so long
Only you came to me, ya ya
And me, I was looking for love for so long then
Only you came to me

Direct from Steve's lyric sheet
Felt like quitting
The loss and the gain
Hiding my eyes from a life going wrong
Afraid to have to face the truth
Falling apart since who knows when...
'n all the comforting messages, ten by ten,
They said the bottle'll bring eternal shame
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Only You Lyrics

Steve Harley – Only You Lyrics