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  1. The Whole Charade
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Written By Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer. The song was written during one of our Ireland tours & is an imaginary love story set on the Sheeps Head in West Cork.

Lyrics

The Whole Charade
(Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer)

When I was young, a long time gone now
I took the road from Cork to Kerry
I’d been travelling thirty days
Or more, I can’t recall

She was standing by the shelter
In her eyes the light of morning
I asked where I’d find a bed
Or some place I could rest

Chorus:
Now here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me

And she said, “come with me, your eyes are gentle
Stay a while & I will feed you”
Time it past & love came quickly
A love like never before

Chorus:
So here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me

I loved her much but I left her many
Those rolling hills they’d call out for me
Once I returned & the rooms were dark
And her chair was empty & cold

Bridge:
And she cried, “all the days that I worried
All the nights that I trembled with cold
So much to love but so hard to hold”

Chorus:
And here I go, bear my soul
Uncover the whole charade I turned out to be
I’d forget all I know, I would fight & I’d grovel
If she’d come back to me

If she’d come back, if she’d come back
I’d cut off my hair
I’d quit all my travelling
I’d even trade this old guitar
If she’d come back to me