Save Me From This Woman

I sometimes discover when I’ve written a song that I’ve “borrowed” (or gleaned, as Theodore Bikel said in an amusing observation on one of his albums) my melody from some other source. In this case, I actually picked the melody first and then morphed it into my song. The chorus is based on Wagner’s Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde. It was only long after I had written the tune that I realized that the verse is actually a working over of Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady.

A song written about Carolyn, sung by both Willow I and II. This recording is by Willow II. I always tried to channel the Bee Gees when I performed it.

Save Me From This Woman

I have loved and I’ve lost of course
That’s only part of the game
‘Til the heartache and pain half drive you insane
So I thought maybe
I’d stay away from the ladies

Then she came and she turned me around
A little laugh, a playful shove
It is perfectly clear what she’s thinking of
I’ve tried stalling
But it’s for sure I’m falling

Save me from this woman
I should resist her but I’m only human
Save me from this woman
It just ain’t right what she’s doing
To me.

I have thought that my life would be
So much better lived alone
I have thought that I’d be all right on my own
Richer or poorer
If I could just ignore her

But one look from those silent eyes
And all at once I melt and freeze
Speaking out without words she says honey, please
And I will love her
And once again I’ll suffer

Save me from this woman
I should resist her but I’m only human
Save me from this woman
It just ain’t right what she’s doing
To me.