Spanish Dancer (Scialfa Patti)

Oh mama there's this Spanish dancer Whose steps I follow when he comes near The red dress of temptation Over a long black slip of fear Will I fall beneath the shadow Of some broken cross My arms emptied and all my treasures lost Still like that Spanish dancer I throw my roses down for him Across these beds of darkness He opens his arms and gathers them in Oh mama the bridges were burning Over a river black and cold But I walked when love commanded me Up to the edges of his soul But I'm still frightened of that dark divide Will I gain entrance or be denied Still like that Spanish dancer I throw my roses down for him Across these beds of darkness He opens his arms and gathers them in Oh mama when you were a young girl Did you ever love a man so much As if he were some fantastic jewel That you should never be worthy of But all those illusions strip and fall And he is just a man after all And just like that Spanish dancer I throw my roses down for him Across these beds of darkness He opens his arms and gathers them in Just like that Spanish dancer I throw my rose down for him Across these beds of darkness He opens his arms and gathers them in Just like that Spanish dancer I Just like that Spanish dancer I Just like that Spanish dancer I Just like that Spanish dancer I Just like that Spanish dancer I Just like that Spanish dancer I