clair lyrics – gilbert o’sullivan

the moment i met you, i swear.
i felt as if something, somewhere,
had happened to me,
which i couldn’t see.
and then, the moment i met you, again.
i knew in my heart
that we were friends.
it had to be so,
it couldn’t be no.
but try as hard as i might do,
i don’t know why.
you get to me in a way
i can’t describe.
words mean so little
when you look up and smile.
i don’t care what people say,
to me you’re more than a child
oh, clair.

if ever a moment so rare
was captured for all to compare.
that moment is you
in all that you do.
but why in spite of our
age difference do i cry.
each time i leave you
i feel i could die.
nothing means more to me
than hearing you say,
“i’m going to marry you.
will you marry me?
oh hurray!”
oh, clair.

i’ve told you before
“don’t you dare!”
“get back into bed.”
“can’t you see that it’s late.”
“no you can’t have a drink.”
“oh all right then,
but wait just a minute.”
while i, in an effort to babysit,
catch up on my breath,
what there is left of it.
you can be murder
at this hour of the day.
but in the morning the sun
will see my lifetime away.
oh, clair
oh, clair

/ gilbert osullivan lyrics