Cafe, dancing girl, rich girl and Romeo,
Cigarettes, whisky, cheap and grainy video,
Neon, moonlight, long past midnight
In Paris where,
Syncopated second line
And dancing to the ragtime,
Make her head spin,
And she though always splendid
In silk and lace,
Hides her beauty in another place.
Riverside, fairground ride, laughing girl and Romeo
With little of experience, step up for another go
And hold on tight and laughing, long past midnight
In New York where,
The diesel haze amusement craze at fifteen
Make his head spin,
And he though swaggering
In time and space
Hides emotion before her face.
Dancehall, singing girl, sad girl and she,
Can think of a thousand places to be,
Clinging tight and smooching, long past midnight
In cities where,
The party never ends at all,
And they though always confident of what to do
Wait upon providence to see them through.
Homeward bound, swaying train, smiling girl and me,
Care for each other more than anyone can see,
Nudging, whispering, long past midnight,
In London where
The click clack of railtrack is everything,
And they though staggering,
That lovers are all they need to be.
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