I Surrender
Thelonious Monk Lyrics


Pride, sad, splendid liar,
Sworn enemy of love
Kept my lips from saying
Things I was thinking of.
But now my pride you've humbled,
I've cast it to the winds,
Broken, beaten, sick at heart
My confession begins.

We've played the game of stay away
But it cost more that I can pay.
Without you I can't make my way,
I surrender, dear.

I may seem proud, I may act gay,
It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
'Cause deep down in my heart I say
I surrender, dear.

Little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game,
Lending a spice to the wooing,
But I don't care who's to blame.
When stars appear and shadows fall,
Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
To you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear.

We've played the game of stay away
But it cost more that I can pay.
Without you I can't make my way,
I surrender, dear.

I may seem proud, I may act gay,
It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
'Cause deep down in my heart I say
I surrender, dear.

Little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game,
Lending a spice to the wooing,
But I don't care who's to blame.
When stars appear And shadows fall,
Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
To you my love, my life, my all

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Integrity Music
Written by: GORDON CLIFFORD, HARRY BARRIS

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Comments from YouTube:

mario longo

Monk is one of those pianists that you recognize immediately after just a note ...

willieluncheonette

Absolutely sensational rendering of this beautiful standard. Must have heard this 50 times and it never grows old. Monk loved melody so much and he sure picked a pretty song to play here. No one played chords like Monk. Notice the run of chords from 2:20-2:32 and from 4:41-5:05. Incredibly exciting and unusual. Of course, after this album, Brilliant Corners, Monk played all solo piano on Thelonious Himself, except for the final track with Trane. And what an album that is!!!

FeloniousPunk

yes, one of the best albums of all time. And I mean of any genre.

Abraham Palmer

So lovely 😊😎

Ronald Chambers

Love this!!

winston dwin

this is wonderful!!!

Kaethe Bratton

i surrender to his greatness,this lp is a treasure,from so many years ago.

Jay Arnbert

The emotion contained in each note bears the hallmark of Genius

winus222

Beautiful 😌

Alan Tong

thank you! this is amazing

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