Just good friends

Tekst: Peter Hammill
Muziek: Peter Hammill, arr. Wim Scherpenisse

Drawing back the curtains
Sluggish city daylight in the afternoon
Here's that special silence
Just before you walk out of the hotel room
Each time we're so close I assume
That we'll never be again
Oh how long must we pretend

A casual affair is all that you can spare
From your emotional change
A calendar of meetings
Strangers on the street the best we ever arrange
Now I just can't stand all the pain
All the constant make and mend
Oh how long can we pretend

     I gave you my devotion
     Hiding nothing up my sleeve
     If I walked clean out of your life
     Would you even notice me leave
     So much tangled-up emotion
     Should I stay or should I go
     If I walked clean out of your life
     How long would it take you to know

Oh how sordid this has become
As the means approach the end
And how long can we pretend

     I gave you my devotion
     Hiding nothing up my sleeve
     If I walked clean out of your life
     Would you even notice me leave
     So much tangled-up emotion
     Should I stay or should I go
     If I walked clean out of your life
     How long would it take you to know

 



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