Jazz in a basement bar, the moon's on the rain
Drunk too much, spent too much, penniless again
Oh, sweetheart, where are you tonight?
I remember when we used to walk by the Thames
The lights on the embankment like jewels on chains
I'll never forget what you said at the start,
You said "I'll put a string of lights 'round your heart"

I've got your photograph, the one that you signed
Tucked in my pocket, all tattered by time
Oh sweetheart who's with you tonight
Are you there at the roundabouts, down in the park
Where you sneak through the railings, when it's locked after dark
Is she learning the song you taught me at the start
The one the bells and the banjos played on our hearts

Now the bars are all empty, everybody's gone home
Perhaps I'll walk down the embankment alone
Oh sweetheart I'm glad that we met
And that there's jazz in the basement bars
And jewels on chains 'cause I've drunk too much
And spent too much
But there's moon on the rain


(good thing I don't drink, eh)
but let's listen to
the patience of an angel, instead, shall we


Mel said...

Yup. Electing for the second song--cuz the first one...ummmm...yeah! LOL

Interesting lyrics?

Gordie said...

Have I told you how much I love that song?

I used to have the album on my Walkman, and I actually remember walking by The Thames, when it was raining and I was drunk, and singing it.

Eddi is playing the Sheperd's Bush Empire on October 19th, if you're interested.