Renaissance
Valdy Lyrics


I like the way
That your hair falls away
When the night brings a candle to you
And I like to stare
As you come down the stair
And the light from the landing shines through

And how many fallen leaves
Will it take to believe
That autumn has finally come
The weathers grown colder
And we've both grown older
It's hard to believe we're still one

Let's dance that old dance once more,
Still move as smooth on that old ballroom floor
I'll wear my Sunday best,
You wear your favourite dress
Lock up the door,
And lets dance that old dance once more

You hung around
Keep my feet on the ground
When I acted as proud as a fool
We were kids and we've grown,
We've got kids of our own
Got to raise by the old golden rule

Somehow it seems, some of our dreams
Got discarded somewhere on the road
When all that was true
Could be found in the blue
Of your eyes that still sparkle and glow

Let's dance that old dance once more,
Still move as smooth on that old ballroom floor
I'll wear my Sunday best,
You wear your favourite dress
Lock up the door,
And lets dance that old dance once more

The frosting has come
And with a flick of his thumb
Turned the windows to renaissance art
As we sit round the fire
With no need to enquire
About the ways of the soul and the heart
Years passed us by
Like a soft whispered sigh
Not noticing youth as it flew

It's easy to tell
That you wear your age well
Not trying to prove you're still you

Contributed by Keira R. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

CHRISTOPHER GRANOZIO

This is one of the best love songs I've ever heard.

David Bradstreet

@orchidlover08 This was fun to see. My personal thanks to Valdy for making this song a classic. cheers - David Bradstreet (composer, Renaissance)

bruce game

thank you for this song this is my all time favourite romantic song ! my grade three teacher mrs rose and her husband chuck used to sing this together for the class so nice

Stephen J Stephen

Yes David thank you for such a beautiful song. I just heard Valdy (with a thanks to you) perform it again last night at a house concert here in Ottawa. Thanks also so Beresford Street!

Sandy Harwell

A classic, David, thank you.

Irene Cook

Thanks soooooooo much for posting this song. It is one of my favorite Valdy songs. Isn't he the best!. I have it on an album but was never able to find it on u-tube to share it with my friends. Now... thanks to you it is on it's way. Thanks again.

Phil Lecompte

The songs with the simple message still ring true to the heart

SarniaKid

This is soooo good! Ralph---ya got one heck of a talent!!

a man called wrycraft

Though my lovely pal David Bradstreet wrote this roots classic, it was Valdy's version i first heard while deliciously digesting his FAMILY GATHERING album so this version became the definitive one for me. I've been lucky enough to hear it from both of these fine gents live and i would like to add... this is in my top 5 songs of all time to sing harmony to. Thanks for posting it. Yay! Michael

Tom Hand

Beautiful song. Belongs in a movie!

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