Circle Dance
Bonnie Raitt Lyrics

I don't' know why it should be so hard
Givin' up this circle dance
Worn out steps from long ago
Don't give love a chance
It's a bitter heirloom handed down
These twisted parts we play

I'm not her and you're not him
It just comes out that way
Can't go back to make things right
Though I wish I'd understood
Time has made things clearer now
We did the best we could

I'll be home soon, that's what you'd say
And a little kid believes
After a while I learned that love
Must be a thing that leaves
I tried so hard just to hold you near
Was as good as I could be

Even when I had you here
You stayed so far from me
Can't go back to make things right
Though I wish I'd understood
Time has made things clearer now

You did the best you could
Now that this has occurred to me
I just wanted you to know
I've been too faithful all my life
It's time to let you go

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: BONNIE RAITT

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Comments from YouTube:

Persy Sweet

Her best song ever. This is so beautiful. Who are the people that disliked this beautiful song?

Tim Brandt

Omg! I was thinking the same thing. So beautiful.

Antonio Perez

Mizuka Young I was really trying to find it sweetie!! Pretty and sad memories 😘

Don Scott

Mizuka Young I agree. Bonnie is awesome! People that dislike great music like this are absolutely clueless.


Love this song and believe it or not but Stevie Nick's version brought me here and I have always been a fan of her as well.

Roger L

stevie nicks butchered it.

Rachel Cosgrove

Still just as profound and bittersweet now in my 40's as it was in my twenties. ♡


Freaking beautiful... and David Crosby on harmony vocals!!! I adore this tune

Sheila Barron

TY Bonnie ✌💙

yngstasyskonmickelintillHugoson Mickelin

Truth and Trues cannot be denied. Never.

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