It is not your conversation

That keeps me entertained

But rather the way you look at me

That makes me feel sustained

It's the curve of your lips

And the curl of your hair

T'is all of the little things

That make me stop and stare

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It is not your intelligence

That drew me close to you

It is not your sense of humour

That has thrown me all askew

It's the touch of your hand

And the thoughts in your head

T'is all of the little things

The things that don't get said


It's not your vivid history

That's made me fall in love

It's not your comprehension

Of the world or what's above

It is your soft temperament

And the way you smile at me

T'is all of the little things

That make me want to see


It's not when we are talking

That I want to know some more

It is not whilst you teach me

I learn what I'm looking for

It is the time we spend alone

And the time in utter silence

It's all of the little things

That form a strong alliance


It's not the job you work so hard

That shows your true commitment

It's not your crazy habits

That give me great fulfilment

It is the way you use your hands

And the way I have been chosen

T'is all of the little things

Why I know silence is golden