THE PARK

Copyright 1999.

 

THE GRASS IN THE PARK SEEMS LESS GREENER NOW

FLOWERS IN THE BORDERS LESS ATTRACTIVE SOMEHOW

I HEAR CHILDREN'S LAUGHTER, I SEE THEM PLAY

MUFFLED AND DISTANT. IT ALL SEEMS FAR AWAY.

 

AS IF IN SLOW MOTION THE PARK SPINS AROUND

ALL SEEMS DISTORTED, I FEEL MY HEART POUND

THE SUN BEHIND TREES CAST SHADOWS SO GREY

PERHAPS IT WAS FOOLISH TO COME HERE TODAY

 

IT WAS HERE YOU AND I STROLLED HAND IN HAND

WE SHELTERED FROM RAIN IN THAT OLD BANDSTAND AND

THAT FOUNTAIN OVER THERE WITH THE LIONS HEAD

THE WATER FOR DRINKING BUT YOU DRENCHED ME INSTEAD

 

REMEMBER YOU PROPOSED BY THAT OLD IRON GATE

THE ONE OVER THERE WITH THE RUSTY NAME PLATE

THAT OLD LADY CAUGHT US KISSING AS SHE PASSED BY

OH, I'VE BEEN THERE TOO SHE LAUGHED WINKING HER EYE

 

IT WAS UNDER THAT OAK TREE WE PICNICKED REMEMBER ?

WE GOT SOME STRANGE LOOKS, MIND IT WAS IN DECEMBER

BUT WE JUST DIDN'T CARE NOT YOU AND I

WE WERE YOUNG AND IN LOVE NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY

 

OH THOSE TIMES WERE SO GOOD AND I MISS YOU SO

ALL THOSE WONDERFUL YEARS WHERE DID THEY GO

HEY! LOOK OVER THERE THAT COUPLE DO YOU SEE ?

WHY! THEY REMIND ME A LOT OF YOU AND ME

 

LOOK THEY ARE HOLDING HANDS JUST LIKE WE USED TO DO

AND YOU KNOW, HE DOES LOOK AN AWFUL LOT LIKE YOU

AND THAT GIRL SO PRETTY WITH HER LONG GOLDEN HAIR

THEY MAKE SUCH A WONDERFUL HANDSOME PAIR.

 

THEY ARE BY OUR FOUNTAIN, YES HE IS JUST LIKE YOU

HE HAS DRENCHED THE POOR GIRL JUST AS YOU USED TO DO

NOW THEY ARE STROLLING AGAIN AND HE IS HOLDING HER HAND

WAIT A MINUTE THEY'VE STOPPED, AT OUR OLD BANDSTAND

 

THEY ARE LAUGHING AND DANCING WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT

EVERYTHING IN THEIR WORLD IS ROSY AND BRIGHT

JUST AS IN OURS WHEN YOU WERE STILL HERE

EXCUSE ME... WOULD YOU CARE TO DANCE MY DEAR ?

 

WE ARE LAUGHING AND DANCING YOU ARE HOLDING ME TIGHT

TWO SILHOUETTES SWAY IN THE GLORIOUS SUNLIGHT

CHILDREN'S LAUGHTER RINGS OUT LOUD AND SWEET

THE GREENEST GRASS CARPET UNDER OUR FEET

 

HE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS THEIR SCENT FILLS THE AIR

I MUST HAVE BEEN BLIND THEY WERE ALWAYS THERE

BUT I WAS SEARCHING FOR YOU NOTHING ELSE COULD I SEE

NOW I KNOW WHERE TO LOOK, I KNOW WHERE YOU'LL BE

 

YOU'LL BE HERE IN THE PARK WHERE THE SHADOWS RUN FREE

HERE IN THE PARK YOU'LL BE WAITING FOR ME

WHEN I NEED YOU TO HOLD ME AND KISS ME AGAIN

ILL COME BACK TO THE PARK AND WHISPER YOUR NAME

 

I PASSED THE YOUNG COUPLE AS I LEFT THAT DAY

THEY WERE KISSING AND CUDDLING WHEN I LOOKED THEIR WAY

THE YOUNG GIRL ALL EMBARRASSED, HER CHEEKS TURNING PINK

OH, I'VE BEEN THERE TOO I SAID AS I GAVE HER A WINK.

 



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