october


Written: 1997
Released: 1999 on 'October'
See notes to 'Arles'




There comes a time in Autumn skies
Before the wind or even clouds
When birds know
They know that soon a storm will break
Nothing moves but they know
There comes a time in lovers eyes
Before they kiss or even touch
When they know
They know the other loves them too
Nothing's said but they know


And still sometimes in the dark
He sees her face again
From all those years ago
And all those years again
When she was someone elses wife
And he was waiting for the rain
And oh when they kissed behind the chapel door
It rained rainbows on his head
And how the stones still echo every word he said
He said I will love you till the day I die
I will love you like a hooligan
I will smash the windows of your heart
And steal your days away from him
Do you remember him sitting there

In his room in that small hotel
Hearing footsteps climb the stair
And it could be
Marie Pepe or anyone

But he knows that it's her
And they walk to that small cafe
Where she says just speak to me
And he says
The sun is out yet still it's cold
And they know they both know


And still sometimes in the dark
He sees her face again
From all those years ago
And all those years again
When she was someone elses wife
And he was waiting for the rain
And oh when they kissed behind the chapel door
It rained rainbows on his head
And how the stones still echo every word he said
He said I will love you till the day I die
I will love you like a hooligan
I will smash the windows of your heart
And steal your days away from him
Do you remember him sitting there

And my you're looking well
They years have been kind
Since when your cheek once blushed
At the insistence of my kiss
Behind the chapel door as outside the rain
Began to fall


© Philip Jeays 1997
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