Love Song for a Friend at Con27ilkin

by Gwen Knighton

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Performed by Gwen, with Chris O'Shea. This was the encore for our set at the 2015 UK filk convention, Con27ilkin.

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So it's been another long one
What's the crisis of the day?
And if there's room for me in your schedule
Call me up and we'll go play
And if you need you some coffee at 4am
Well, I know just the place we can go
It's got plenty of parking and the waitress is sweet,
But the service is kind of slow

I don't want to be your everything
But I never want this love to end
And I don't want to be the lone star
In your personal heaven
You're my late night conversation
You're the wise voice on the phone
You're the warm embrace that lets me know
I don't have to be alone
We're not the sum of our parts: we're not the Ace of Hearts
We're never broken because we bend--
This is no solemn declaration
This is a love song for a friend.

Yeah' we'll stay up late with our coffee
Have dessert if we're inspired
Then we'll realise it's sunrise
And we've talked until we're tired
And if we think about it, we are the lucky ones
We've got rivers of love in our lives
Some days we're sailing right down to the ocean
Some days we're waiting for ships to arrive.

A word' a look, a tight embrace
All night we'll share the fears we face
I'll lift you up, you'll calm me down
It's a love so deep, but I can never drown


released February 9, 2015
Harp, vocal: Gwen
Guitar, vocal: Chris
Song written by Gwen. Studio version appears on Gwen's solo CD BOX OF FAIRIES.



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Gwen is a singer, a songwriter, a harper, a dilettante, a teacher, a lover of cats, in touch with her inner child and her inner faerie, a long way from where she grew up, striving to be better. She also knits.

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