I CHOSE YOU

By John D. Loudermilk
1967 Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.

I chose you
Not for the beauty of your spine
Nor for the laughter brought on by wine
But, I chose you
Ah, for your spirit's eager breath
That dares to slap the face of death
That's why I chose you

I chose you
Not for your lovely lips that burn
And so innocently make mine yearn
But, I chose you
Ah, for your heart as big as the moon
As warm as the sun exactly at noon
That's why I chose you

I chose you
Not for your perfumed swirling hair
That drives insane the windless air
But, I chose you
Ah, for your soul reaching tiptoe to God
But with your lacy roots deep in the sod
That's why I chose you

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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