i met you in a black stairway
in the dark your eyes were burning
my ragged breath caught in my throat
(the world continued turning)
your mouth was rich with vodka,
and I knew it was beginning
as we fell into each other.
as the earth was slowly spinning.
but love can be a fiend my dear,
and chance is cruel and real
and millions suffer heartbreak
while the world turns like a wheel
and i cannot help but fear it;
that i'll wake to find you gone,
knowing as my chest is rent in two,
the world turns on and on
but we are young, my darling,
and tonight is for the taking,
the universe will deal her cards
the earth will keep rotating
and the stars shall be our sentinel,
when we are in the ground,
i loved you once, and all the while,
the world went round and round.