Music and lyrics by Brenda Sutton
G D7 C G / C G C em / G C Em -- / C G / C D7 / G C Em --
G Em G C / D7 C D7 Em / G C Em -- / C G C D7 / G C Em --
You shake your head and wonder how a creature such as I,
Passionate, spontaneous, prone to laugh and cry,
Could even think of marriage with a man as cold as steel,
A man who lives by logic's rule,
Much less a man, much more a tool.
In such a mismade union, would my heart forget to feel?
But you are just a human; you cannot hope to know
That, deep beneath this sterling shell, there lies a molten glow.
The time and place for touching strips away our strong veneer.
Our inner sanctums open wide,
While we the heights of pleasure ride.
I would not trade my Vulcan for your meager smiles and tears.
You think it quite illogical that I should spend my life
With one who's as emotional and open as my wife.
Her feelings dance across her face for all the world to see,
Her preference made on passing phase,
Her line of thought, a complex maze.
What cruel twist of circumstance could force this choice on me?
But all you know is Vulcan; you've never felt a mind
So totally accepting, so challenging and fine.
That she would trade her water world for mine of sand and heat,
That she would stand the myriad trials
To bless my home with hidden smiles...
The depth of her devotion is amazing and complete.
Amanda and Sarek:
So, fingertip to fingertip, we willingly define
The pathways traced in flesh and thought as our hands intertwine.
For once we walked familiar paths, but always walked alone,
And now we share a private place
Which time and distance can't erase.
The love we share means more to us than custom, life, or home.
(Amanda) So, come my love. (Sarek) Attend my wife, (Both) and
let us find the peace
That comes from freely sharing love and mutual release.
All others may not understand that we're the privileged two;
Never touching, always touched,
Giving all, receiving much.
This sweet time we have spent has seemed
(Sarek) The logical, (Amanda) emotional, (Both) the only thing to do.