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  1. Defenseless

From the recording Defenseless

This is a collection of vignettes - moments that disarmed me and moved me.

Lyrics

DEFENSELESS
 
Here’s a word ‘bout the kindness of Troy
He ain’t your ordinary paper boy
He brings the news to my front door on his morning stroll
Now that’s 15 extra steps, but that gesture has a most profound effect
It’s soothing to this one on whom life has taken quite a toll
 
You unclasp my bracelet.   You lay it flat
We talk about the stones, no more than that
But I’m stirred by the brushing of your fingers up against my wrist
And it’s surprising the way I feel
This little fissure in my well-constructed shield
I guess I’m defenseless against tenderness such as this.
 
            Times’ll get tough; hey I can get tougher
            Oh, times get rough, then I’ll shut down
            But then a simple, soft encounter
            Let’s me know love is still around
 
Oh, when life treats me so mean
You leave a woodwind message on my answering machine
I guess I’m defenseless against tenderness such as this.
 
            Now this kind can’t be manipulated
            No, this kind can’t be contrived
            This kind of sweet, sweet movement
            Let’s me know love has somehow survived
 
Oh, you wake me with your sisterly embrace
‘Cause that’s just how you wake each other in this place
I guess I’m defenseless against tenderness such as this.
 
You ask me why is she making such a big deal about it
Here’s what I’m saying:  I don’t want to live without it
Oh, I’m defenseless against tenderness such as this.