Bedsitter Images

Album: Bedsitter Images (1967)
  • The subway station's closed again
    Sleeps beneath its veil of rain
    My footprints' broken trail behind
    Steals the nightlights from my mind

    The dark deserted streets then clear
    Today has lived and died in here
    So I leave the chapel gloom
    To find the shelter of my tiny room

    But it's alright while the lights of the city shine so bright
    It's all right till the last winding train fades from sight
    Then alone in my room I must stay to lose or win
    While these wild bedsitter images come back to hem me in

    The panelled patterns on the door
    Chase shivering shadows to the floor
    Upon the pillow worn and thin
    The memories of hopes begin
    The carpet with its flowers and shredding
    Spires a foot before my bed
    The crack that won't return again
    Advancing through my broken window pane

    But it's alright while the lights of the city shine so bright
    It's all right till the last winding train fades from sight
    Then alone in my room I must stay to lose or win
    While these wild bedsitter images come back to hem me in

    The friends I've left back home all write
    With laughing words that warm my sight
    Saying, Tell us, how's the city life
    I reply and say just fine
    (Oh, you must be something)
    And so you see I can't go back
    Until I either win or crack
    I'm standing in a one way street
    The stage is set
    (Oh, now you're set)
    The story incomplete

    But it's alright while the lights of the city shine so bright
    It's alright till the last winding train fades from sight
    Then alone in my room I must stay to lose or win
    While these wild bedsitter images come back to hem me in Writer/s: ALISTAIR IAN STEWART
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 1

  • Bill from San Francisco, CaA bedsitter is English slang for a small sleeping room, or a studio apartment
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