This is a little known song at the end of Sade's breakthrough and best album, Diamond Life. The chords are so gorgeous. I've been singing it forever, and never tire of it. My son, Haroon is playing sax on this.
You play a love affair with life
You stay and dance with every night.
The moments from dawn to dusk you chase
But I’m lost now, where do I stand
In the race.
You play to empty eyes in crowded bars
I can’t believe we come this far
Yet got nowhere
What is there left for me in this?
Every time you play it’s your first kiss.
I’m not a pastime, I’m not your pastime
Don’t play around with me.
You cannot play me
I’m not a melody.
from Can't Clip My Wings,
track released May 5, 2014
Music and lyrics Sade
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music