HARRY CHAPIN


I Do It For You Jane Lyrics

I first heard you sing in the Empire Room
Your husky hum engulfed the gloom
And whatever mission that brought me there
Disappeared in the mist of your amber hair

You laughed and surrendered your gifts by degrees
But I was convinced that you spoke only to me
And my life turned on its hinge in that smoky club
As I ground out my past with my cigarette stub

Oh, I do it for you, Jane, I love you so
My kingdom is new but it's going to grow
Our castle will shimmer with silver and gold
My lady is lovely, you'll never grow old
And I offer this promise, this one thing I know
I do it for you, Jane, for I love you so

I left that town and went out on my own
I made my own kind of music as I juggled the phones
And all the while I worked, I was reaching towards a time
When I'd return to find you and finally make you mine

It took most of two years to do what must be done
Collect the pieces of the puzzle, you're the final one
I was shaking as I asked you and you know by now I guess
You made me happy ever after when you said, ?Yes?

Yes, I do it for you, Jane, I love you so
My kingdom is flourishing and still it will grow
Our castle, it shimmers with silver and gold
My lady is lovely, you'll never grow old
And I shout from the heavens, ?Hello there, down below?
I do it for you, Jane, for I love you so

If life could only stay the same but I guess it never does
But God, I still remember how excited I was
Feelings of power I'd never known before
But winning whets the appetite, I had to have more

Homes in New York and London, on the beach at Malibu
I bought one for each facet of woman in you
By then you had retired from singing to bring our baby home
And I was winging around the country and you found you were alone

Still, I do it for you, Jane, I love you so
Our kingdom is flourishing and still it will grow
Our castles all shimmer with silver and gold
But my lady is lonely, your smile is growing cold
As I search through the mists on the roads I must go
Where are you now, Jane? For I love you so

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Songwriter(s): Harry F. Chapin
Publisher(s): Five J'S Songs

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