I curl into a tiny ball

And soon, out goes my fire

'Cause it's a strain to hold it all:

My love, my heart's desire

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I'm longing for your loving grip

Around my body still

All my pain your arms will pip;

They'll warm away the chill

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It's been so long since I've been hugged

I yearn for your embrace

When people asked, "What's wrong?" I shrugged,

My pain they can't erase

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I want your comfort all day long

And though I know it's true

For you to love me would be wrong

I can't help loving you