Somewhere In The City

Somewhere in the city
Behind an office desk
On the fifth or maybe sixth floor
A deadline around her neck
I can see her eyes
Lit up by the screen
In the fading day
As night comes closing in
It was something with e-trade
Or whatever was the word
Of the day there was a contract
A client with an urge
She’s just too tired to think
With no time to meet the man
Who stands beneath that window
Five or six floors down

She’s too tired to think
No time to meet the man
Standing underneath that window
Five or six floors down
On the street where lovers meet
Walking in the rain
Celebrating anniversaries
Planning trips to Spain
Holding hands together
Underneath a coat
In the back row of a theatre
In a taxi going home

So, he walks away
So, he walks away

No time to meet the man
Who’s standing in the rain
Underneath a street lamp
Five or six floors down
So he’s entering the wall
Of darkness ‘round the light
He sparkles for a moment
And is swallowed by the night

So, I walk away
So, I walk away