Chris Elven

Chris Elven

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Lyrics

Foreign Land

Written By: Jonathan Elven

’S’I’m drifting in, the summer air’s
A song that’s playing in your hair –
A song like none I’ve ever heard before –
Just you at the table by the door.
I ask ‘can I – ?’, you motion ‘yes’,
Your lifted eyes expressionless
But some small flame just flickers ’cross your face,
Seems everything is falling into place.
The crowded square – and all I see is you,
And walking side by side is all I want to do –
But suddenly I’m back again,
Been waiting here since God knows when
To meet the train I knew you’d not be on,
What’s the good of mem’ries now you’re gone?

Don’t say the past’s a foreign land,
It’s all I know and understand,
It’s all I feel and see and taste and smell –
The present’s just an empty prison cell.
So let me have a final shot
To find the realm that time forgot,
One more moment walking in its light
Before I’m ushered out into the night.
The crowded square – and all I see is you,
Each smile that’s not your smile’s somehow obscured from view …
… Returning to the scene of crime
To sift the debris one more time
Of everything I set my dreams upon,
What’s the good of mem’ries now you’re gone?