Abandoned Luncheonette

Album: Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)
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  • They sat in an Abandoned Luncheonette
    sipping imaginary cola and drawing faces in the tabletop dust
    His voice was rusty from years as a sergeant on "this man's army"
    they were old and crusty

    She was twenty when the diner was a baby
    He was the dishwasher, busy in the back, his hands covered with
    gravy
    Hair black and wavy
    Brilliantine slick, a pot - cleaning dandy,
    He was young and randy

    Day to day, to day... today
    then they were old, their lives wasted away
    Month to month, year to year
    they all run together
    time measured by the peeling of paint on the luncheonette wall

    They sat together in the empty diner
    filled with cracked china
    Old news was blowing across the filthy floor
    and the sign on the door read "this way out", that's all it read
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  • Jools from London UkAbandoned Luncheonette is a brilliant tune..whilst the actual meaning is a bit depressing, it doesn’t in any way detract from the overall composition.. genius and adored by so many of my generation back in the 80’s & still today! . we are all in touch, some now live in the States.. the power of great music that catapults us back to a place in time & keeps us unbreakably joined in the very moment it plays.
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