Love Is Just A Four-letter Word (Baez Joan)

G D Seems like only yesterday Em I left my mind behind D Down in the Gypsy Cafe Em With a friend of a friend of mine D Am She sat with a baby heavy on her knee D Am Yet spoke of life most free from slavery D Am With eyes that showed no trace of misery D Am A phrase in connection first with she C D I heard D7 G That love is just a four-letter word Outside a rambling store-front window Cats meowed to the break of day Me, I kept my mouth shut, too To you I had no words to say My experience was limited and underfed You were talking while I hid To the one who was the father of your kid You probably didn't think I did, but I heard You say that love is just a four-letter word I said goodbye unnoticed Pushed towards things in my own games Drifting in and out of lifetimes Unmentionable by name Searching for my double, looking for Complete evaporation to the core Though I tried and failed at finding any door I must have thought that there was nothing more Absurd than that love is just a four-letter word Though I never knew just what you meant When you were speaking to your man I can only think in terms of me And now I understand After waking enough times to think I see The Holy Kiss that's supposed to last eternity Blow up in smoke, its destiny Falls on strangers, travels free Yes, I know now, traps are only set by me And I do not really need to be Assured that love is just a four-letter word