From the album Flanagan's Field

Lyrics

I know the day when I first saw your eyes
I was standing alone and surprise
there you were
looking at me
It'd been a while since I held someone's hand
I was in need of a man
and you told me it was OK

So tell me tenderly
that you'll stay with me

(Chorus)
Take me to bed
Take me to heart
Let me be sure
right from the start
that you're all that you are
and you're everything that you say
Let it be real
let it be true
let it be strong
let it be you
Oh I feel that I want this
and I hope you want this too

I've had my heart broken in two
It's not just what it does to you
but to everyone in your life
Is it a crime
to want someone to touch?
Oh, I shouldn't say much
but I haven't been lucky as a wife

So tell me tenderly
that you'll stay with me

Chorus

Fairy tales are for movies
But they're such fun to watch
Here in this real life
I can be a princess
with some scotch

There is a ring in your pocket I see
You tried to hide it from me
but I knew it was there
I should feel outraged
insulted and cheap
but I close my eyes when I leap
and right now
I don't care

So tell me tenderly
that you'll stay with me

Chorus