ORDINARY SPLENDOR

Had we met at night
I might have blamed the starlight
Champagne or a full moon
But it was afternoon
Had there been a crowd
words that passed between us
might not have seemed so precious and true
as the ordinary splendor of you

Waltzing in a room in the latest fashion
would have been a distraction from
how well you move in those old tennis shoes
Had we been in Rome, Rio De Janeiro
I might not have noticed the view
of the ordinary splendor of you

I don't need a fantasy, a wish upon a star
Just the very ordinary man you are

You didn't come to me a knight in shining armor
You're a casual disarmer, it's true
You catch my drift and throw it back to me
Your conversation's poetry
The ordinary splendor of you

I don't want a king who'd flaunt the things that he's made of
Just a very ordinary man to love

You didn't come to me a knight in shining armor
You're a casual disarmer who knew
to catch my drift and throw it back to me
Your conversation's poetry
The ordinary splendor of you


By John and Johanna Hall and Jonell Mosser
Siren Songs/EMI & Brother's Mother Music BMI