Certain Surprise

Written by: 
J. Martyn
4 Nov 1977

And now the air is clear, my dear,
And you're still here, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I'll give you my eyes;
Sweet certain surprise.

Silence has never been my thing,
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love.
My sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet certain surprise.

Soft uncertainty but blue, my love;
That's how I think of you, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I give you my eyes;
Sweet certain surprise.

Laughter has always been my thing,
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love;
Sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet certain surprise.

[elephant solo]

We're too sensitive, my dear.
Two fugitives from fear, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I give you my eyes;
Sweet certain surprise.

Silence has never been my thing;
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love.
My sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet certain surprise.

muffnote:
June 1977, in an early version John used the phrase 'Sweet day in the morning' at the end of the refrain:

Certain Surprise

[Bootleg version from Sweet Certain Surprise]

And now the air is clear, my dear,
And you're still here, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I'll give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

Silence has never been my thing,
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love.
My sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet day in the morning.

We're too sensitive, my dear.
Sweet fugitives from fear, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

Laughter has always been my thing,
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love;
Sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet day in the morning .

Love's uncertainty but blue, my sweet;
That's how I think of you, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

Laughter has always been my thing,
I'm one of those.
I love to shout and sing about my love;
Sweet flying dove,
There's no one above
Sweet day in the morning.

And now the air is clear, my dear,
And you're still here, and so,
With a certain surprise,
I'll give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

With a certain surprise,
I'll give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

With a certain surprise,
I'll give you my eyes;
Sweet day in the morning.

First release: 

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