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Keeper of the Flame
1967 Charles Derringer
This song was written by Charles Derringer and was first released by Nina Simone in 1967. See also Second Hand Songs.

Recording sessions
1966 August 26: New York RCA
I'm the keeper of the flame
My torch of love lights his name
Ask no pity, beg no shame,
I'm the keeper of the flame

Played with fire and I was burned
Gave my heart, but it was spurned
Oh this time how I have yearned
Just to have my love returned

Years have passed by
The sparks still remain
True love can't die
It smoulders and flames

When the fire is burning out
And the angels call my name
Dying love will leave no doubt
I'm the keeper of the flame

Years have passed by
But the sparks still remain
True love can't die
It smoulders and flames

When the fire is burning out
And the angels call my name
Dying love will leave no doubt
I'm the keeper of the flame

Dying love will leave no doubt
That I'm the keeper of the flame
That I'm the keeper of the flame

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)