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February 1, 2013: A new song


When you were mine

They’re shutting down the coffee shop where we used to meet
And you’ve moved away round the corner of the dark end of the street
The snow has all turned slushy and grey
And I can’t tell the dead of night from the day

But I know one day the sun is gonna shine
And the wind from the east will be fresh as cherry wine
Like when you were mine darlin’
When you were mine.

The starlings swarmed round City Hall and flew away
They’ve bulldozed all the gardens where the children used to play
The Odeon’s boarded up and falling down
And all the shops are moving to another town

But I know. . .

Hope springs eternal in this savage breast
And people keep on telling me it’s for the best
But my single footsteps echo down the street
And I think the rain is turning back to sleet

The horses stand and shiver in the rain
And I’ve forgotten all its rules of this sad game
The soldier boys march off to another stupid war
The drums are beating, no one knows what for

But I know one day the sun is gonna shine
And the wind from the east will be fresh as cherry wine
Like when you were mine darlin’
When you were mine.

Composed January 29, 2013, after listening to Richard Thompson’s latest CD.
No tune yet.

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