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Pool Of Tears - Lyrics by Barclay James Harvest, The


Lyrics

The truth is never easy
And the game of life is hard
It's devil take the loser
When love is hard to find
I'm living in a cold world
And winter's got my heart
I thought it was for ever
Right from the start

Just when i thought that i'd got things right
You turned your back on me
Just when i thought that
I'd worked things out
You said please set me free
Turned your back on me


It wasn't just a good thing
I never would have stayed
You brought me to your altar
And at your feet i prayed
Your beauty i believed in
And no shadow crossed my heart
I thought it was for ever
Right from the start


Just when i thought that i'd got things right
You turned your back on me
Just when i thought that i'd worked things out
You said please set me free
Turned your back on me


Why did i never think the clouds would break
The sky would rain a pool of tears
Now as the mist comes down this voice cries out in fear
Where are you, why are you not here?


Just when i thought that i'd got things right
You turned your back on me
Just when i thought that i'd worked things out
You said please set me free


Just when i thought that i'd got things right
You turned your back on me
Just when i thought that i'd worked things out
You said please set me free and
Turned your back on me
Just turned your back on me