Elvaston Place A run-down basement in South Ken Hiding your face Behind the railings in the rain Stony steps to a small grey herd Of dustbins blinking in the sunlight Our yesterday lives Crouched by the fireside In Elvaston Place
Holes in the lace- Curtains, splintery window frames A small furnished space We never knew the landlord's name Electric bar to warm your winter toes Evening paper for the bath mat Watching the face Happy beside me In Elvaston Place
The city's spreading like a stony tide across the countryside I live alone now in London town Cars and buses everywhere, they hide the sun and eat the air You need a friend when it gets you down All the money that I've ever owned I'd give it all tomorrow If I could lay happy beside you In Elvaston Place
Elvaston Place I stopped to look at you today New whitewashed face Behind the railings in the rain You once held a love of mine She changed just like the weather The Kensington skies go on for ever In Elvaston Place
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.