Bedsitter Images

Album: Bedsitter Images (1967)
Play Video
  • 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
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

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

Editor's Picks

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside Story

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

Jon Foreman of Switchfoot

Jon Foreman of SwitchfootSongwriter Interviews

Switchfoot's frontman and main songwriter on what inspires the songs and how he got the freedom to say exactly what he means.

Gary Brooker of Procol Harum

Gary Brooker of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

The lead singer and pianist for Procol Harum, Gary talks about finding the musical ideas to match the words.

John Waite

John WaiteSongwriter Interviews

"Missing You" was a spontaneous outpouring of emotion triggered by a phone call. John tells that story and explains what MTV meant to his career.

La La Brooks of The Crystals

La La Brooks of The CrystalsSong Writing

The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."

Mark Arm of Mudhoney

Mark Arm of MudhoneySongwriter Interviews

When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.