Didn’t They Tell You?

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The greatest love may be most painful,
the truly innocent the most shameful.
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they ever tell you?
I should have told you, didn’t they ever tell you? Hu.

The sweetest morsel can’t be swallowed.
The straightest path can’t be followed.
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they ever tell you?
I should have told you, didn’t they ever tell you? Hu.

The shirt is sleeveless and has no collar,
and you’re to wear it now and hereafter.
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they ever tell you?
I should have told you, didn’t they ever tell you? Hu.

You’re a footprint of a miracle,
you’re a handshake with the invisible.
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they ever tell you?
I should have told you, didn’t they ever tell you? Hu.

To be a dervish is very easy:
fill with love until you’re empty.
Didn’t they tell you, didn’t they ever tell you?
I should have told you, how could they tell you? Hu.

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2017-01-29T15:53:14-04:00