Note: This is not quite a FILK, but more along the lines of what I did with L'AMOUR EST LE SEUL MOT aka LOVE IS THE ONLY WORD, where I rewrote the lyrics to better suit my needs. This all came out in a rush, and barring only a few pauses to get rhymes right, took all of fifteen minutes to write. I couldn't help it.

Based on the seductive song 'Dangerous Game' from the musical JEKYLL & HYDE. If you can find the Linda Eder/Robert Cuccioli version of the song, it's so worth it.


In This Dangerous Game

Nasami:
I sense that dark gaze
Always upon me
Though we don't touch
You send chills down my spine
Watching your eyes
As they caress my soul
A forbidden love
I can't dare to make mine

Just a touch of your hand
Or the sound of your voice
Even though I want all of you
I don't dare let you in
I don't dare lose control
I don't know if you want me too

Kambei:
And yet I feel the same

Nasami:
Like moths drawn to a flame

Kambei:
Forces too strong to tame

Kambei / Nasami:
In this dangerous game...

Kambei:
A dream I thought lost
Has now resurfaced
Can I believe
That what I see is true?
In those blue eyes
I lose and I find myself
This tormented samurai
Doesn't know what to do!

Should I push her away?

Nasami:
No –

Kambei:
Can I ask her to stay?

Nasami:
No –

Kambei:
Either way, it will cost her dear!

Nasami:
I'm my lord's to command!
God, let honor be damned!
Such sweet torment to have him near!

Though I know we're to blame

Kambei:
How can this be a shame?

Nasami:
It's still true, all the same

Kambei / Nasami:
In this dangerous game...

We can't speak –
Not one word –
But share so much with just a glance
Our silence speaks –
Loud and clear -
Our fates entwine in this deadly dance!

Just a touch of your hand
Or the sound of your voice
God help me, I want all of you
I don't dare let you in
I don't dare lose control
But I know that you want me too

Nasami:
Though we are both to blame

Kambei:
No remorse and no shame
As you whisper my name

Nasami:
And I dance in your flame

Kambei / Nasami:
For our souls are the same
In this dangerous game…