Lightfoot, Gordon - A Lesson In Love Lyrics




Nothing is for certain
That's what the showman said
First you must open the curtain
And stand'em on their heads
There can be no inhibitions
No prima donna ways
If you want to pass the audition
And times is tough these days
Remember when Mr. Barnum
Presented Jenny Lind
They named a candy after her
A circus after him
End of my story
The rest is history
She in all of her glory
He lived quietly
He needed her, she needed him
As sure as the sky above
In a way it was for them
A lesson in love
A lesson in love

You look like the moonglow
That follows me home
Always makes me turn around
Won't leave me alone
First to come are the midgets
A monkey and a kid
Followed by those two one-armed jugglers
The ego and the id

Songs of the season
Apples of the sun
There is no rhyme or reason
Just a time for each and every one
Hang on Mr. Barnum
Hang on Jenny Lind
We will meet you in streets of gold
Where eternity begins
We will let it all hangout
Go hand in glove
Life was meant to live and learn
A lesson in love
A lesson in love





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  1. murry cohen

    I hear a Dylan influence here.

  2. K C Snow

    The original, vinyl LP version of this track had a more pronounced "held note" which begins @ 0:10 and extends to 0:50. It's the last note in the decending synth sequence at the beginning of the song and, for me, it adds even more emotion than in this CD track--I feel a pronounced sense of loss, somehow when that note ends...and the song moves on.
    Another one for me might be the opening of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils track "Watermill." There is a piano octave sequence at the beginning of that tune which, to me, evokes the "sound" of dripping, falling water. Love that one too.

  3. MyelinProductions

    A Lesson in Love
    ~ Gordon Lightfoot

    "Nothing is for certain"
    That's what the showman said
    First you must open the curtain
    And stand 'em on their heads

    There can be no inhibitions
    No prima donna ways
    If you want to pass the audition
    And times is tough these days

    Remember when Mr. Barnum
    Presented Jenny Lind
    They named a candy after her
    A circus after him

    End of my story
    The rest is history
    She in all of her glory
    He lived quietly

    He needed her, she needed him
    As sure as the skies above
    In a way it was for them
    A lesson in love, a lesson in love

    You look like the moon glow
    That follows me home
    Always makes me turn around
    Won't leave me alone

    First to come are the midgets
    A monkey and a kid
    Followed by those two one-armed jugglers
    The ego and the id

    Songs of the season
    Apples of the sun
    There is no rhyme or reason
    Just a time for each and every one

    Hang on Mr. Barnum
    Hang on Jenny Lind
    We will meet you in streets of gold
    Where eternity begins

    We will let it all hangout
    Go hand in glove
    Life was meant to live and learn
    A lesson in love, a lesson in love

    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: Gordon Lightfoot
    A Lesson in Love lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

  4. Pablo Rodriguez

    Best song in the album, best Gord song in years.

  5. Poop Shiticus

    Love this song, love this entire album! this album has a contemporary pop sound with saxophone & synthesizer, but the writing is still folk. When I first heard it, I was really surprised, as it seemed a huge departure from the usual G.L. sound, but I hadn't heard anything since Dream Street Rose, so I was out of the loop for too long. But then realized the remarkable talent to stay current. Thanks Gordon Lightfoot for a long career of outstanding music much enjoyed since I first heard Early Morning Rain!