Can’t Make Love With Your Memory


words and music by Ray Ducharme, Vic Michener, and Rick Paul

Last night I heard your laughter
On the sultry summer air
I almost turned around to look
But I just didn’t dare
‘Cause the way the shadows cheat my eyes
I knew I’d see you there

And I can’t make love with your memory
I can’t hold your shadow tight
The ghost of your love can’t comfort me
And my dreams won’t see me through this lonely night, oh no
No, I can’t make love with your memory

So when I hear you calling
In the whisper of the trees
When I feel the wind caress my skin
Or your kiss on the breeze
I close my eyes like a child in the night
Hiding from fantasies

‘Cause I can’t make love with your memory
I can’t hold your shadow tight
The ghost of your love can’t comfort me
And my dreams won’t see me through this lonely night, oh no
No, I can’t make love with your memory

Your love made a prisoner of my heart
Your kisses left me scarred
It’s so hard to miss you, and harder to start over
But I will, oh I will, yes I will

‘Cause I can’t make love with your memory
I can’t hold your shadow tight
The ghost of your love can’t comfort me
And my dreams won’t see me through this lonely night, oh no
No, I can’t make love with your memory
No, I can’t make love with your memory