the last dance


Written:1991
Released: 2001 on 'The Ballad of Ruben Garcia'



Dancing around
With a love that you've found
Then before you know
The time's come to go
And this is the end of the affair

Caught unawares
Like musical chairs
When the melody stops
And everything drops
And this is the end of the affair


Time and again
Turning in vain
The games are the same
As when we were young
But how great a lie
Is once bit twice shy
When you gaze in the eyes
Of your next great defeat...

Dancing along
For the length of a song
Holding on tight
Till they turn on the light
And this is the end of the affair

Holding on blind
To all you can find
Like blind mans buff
You take the rough with the rough
And this is the end of the affair


Day after day
We swear not to play
The games we would play
When we were young
But day after day
The words that we say
All drift away
In the arms of another last dance...


Dancing slow
With the lights burning low
Till her hand in your hand
Becomes the hand for the band
And this is the end of the affair

Left to right
Pass the parcel all night
And with every new game
You lose a layer of shame
And this is the end of the affair


But the memories soon fade
Like tears in the shade
In the games that we played
When we were young
For we know in advance
That every last dance
Is the very last chance
To fall in love

© Philip Jeays 1991
Philip Jeays © Sean K

Released April 18th 2016 Take The Slow Train album

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