Scratched Record


She touched him gently
That drew a smile
Do you remember that?
It's been a while
"Come on let's go home"
I sorta hoped we might stay
Listening to the jukebox
There was one song left to play

We were standing near a cake shop
The cabs just passed us by
I read a notice in the window
You searched the stars up in the sky
Sometimes it gets like that
Sometimes it's worse
Then it reaches the point
We often rehearse

 Pre-chorus:
 You turned in
 I walked out
 A loss of face
 Laced with doubt

  Chorus:
  Saying goodbye all over again
  Should we celebrate
  Breakup number ten
  I'm at a loss to offer a cause
  This thing we've got
  Obeys it's own laws

There's been hostility and passion
And old fashioned blank despair
We argued outside the movies
Some kids shut up and stared
I've called you silly cute names
I've fallen in your arms
I've ignored you so completely
A part of me went numb

I
I should have learnt something
Did you just forget the whole war?
We were going through the routine
Like we'd never met before
Practiced your shy glances
I sipped my coffee slow
"So here we are"
And you said
"And there you go"

 Pre-chorus:
 I turn up
 You turn me down
 A taste of fate
 Taken to town

  Chorus:
  Saying goodbye all over again
  Should we celebrate
  Breakup number ten
  I'm at a loss to offer a cause
  This thing we've got
  Obeys it's own laws

    Bridge:
    Hey look, they're just starting out
    Takes off his coat
    To keep her warm
    It's one hell of an achievement
    To feel so safe
    To be so sure

When you climb out of bed
Slip into one of my shirts
I pretend I'm still sleeping
I know what happens next
You lean over, kiss my head
When I open my eyes no one speaks
And the question on your face
How long before one of us leaves

 Pre-chorus:
 You in white
 Me in black
 That's just a dream
 Dream we had

  Chorus:
  Saying goodbye all over again
  Should we celebrate
  Breakup number ten
  I'm at a loss to offer a cause
  This thing we've got
  Obeys it's own laws

© David Gilliver 1998


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