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Thread #55626   Message #3714558
Posted By: GUEST,Niamh Parsons
05-Jun-15 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: No Telling (Linda Thompson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Linda Thompson's 'No Telling'
I recorded the song on 'The Old Simplicity' album - got the words from Linda -

He came in the ballroom, just a crazy old man
His eyes seem to glaze in the light
Just some old hawker to judge from his rags
Come in from the cold of the night
And the whole room was dancing, they paid him no mind
As he slipped to the bar and said 'please be so kind'
And the music kept ringing in the back of his mind
No telling what a love song will do

As the queen of the ballroom sang her favourite song
He stood with a glass in his hand
He was weary of living the days of his life
And tonight was the last he could stand
He shut out the future, he shut out the past
And even the present was running out fast
As the queen of the ballroom said 'make this the last'
No telling what a love song will do

As she started to sing for the very last time
He trembled as he stood there alone
And the pain he'd been holding inside for so long
Just fell from his heart and was gone
It was only a love song, simple and clear
But he bowed as it shook him with every last tear
And he cried with relief and he cried half with fear
No telling what a love song will do

Oh the queen of the ballroom still glitters and shines
Each night at the 'Old Kindness Sake'
And maybe it's something they put in the wine
But her beauty refuses to fade
I think she got married to a stranger they say
Just a crazy old man who came passing one day
And the whole town still dances and the music still plays
No telling what a love song will do
No telling what a love song will do