Martha

Album: Closing Time (1973)
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  • Operator, number, please
    It's been so many years
    Will she remember my old voice
    While I fight the tears?
    Hello, hello there, is this Martha?
    This is old Tom Frost
    And I am calling long distance
    Don't worry 'bout the cost
    'Cause it's been forty years or more
    Now Martha please recall
    Meet me out for coffee
    Where we'll talk about it all

    And those were the days of roses
    Poetry and prose and Martha
    All I had was you and all you had was me
    There was no tomorrows
    We'd packed away our sorrows
    And we saved them for a rainy day

    And I feel so much older now
    And you're much older too
    How's the husband?
    And how's your kids?
    You know that I got married too?
    Lucky that you found someone
    To make you feel secure
    'Cause we were all so young and foolish
    Now we are mature

    And those were the days of roses
    Poetry and prose and Martha
    All I had was you and all you had was me
    There was no tomorrow
    We'd packed away our sorrows
    And we saved them for a rainy day

    And I was always so impulsive
    I guess that I still am
    And all that really mattered then
    Was that I was a man
    I guess that our being together
    Was never meant to be
    And Martha, Martha
    I love you can't you see?

    And those were the days of roses
    Poetry and prose and Martha
    All I had was you and all you had was me
    There was no tomorrows
    We'd packed away our sorrows
    And we saved them for a rainy day

    And I remember quiet evenings
    Trembling close to you Writer/s: Thomas Alan Waits
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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