Narrow Cafe

by Pristine Decay

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Chad Murray "It's a receiver for pain, they know they can win. They just turn the dial and it hurts like sin".
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about

This song came about when the songwriter (Lem Mellor) experiencing writer's block, became aware of the surrounding conversations and characters within the confinements of the Narrow Cafe . This track features on the forthcoming album of Pristine Decay

lyrics

V1:
An old lady with blue hands
Takes the orders, makes no demands
As some plans are hatched on table four
But the dumb waiter can say no more
Some angry words on table nine
By the look on her face, all's not fine
'You told me you would be true' she said
'Were you thinking that when you were in her bed'
And the waitress waits for a lull in the affray
So she can give them the bill and bid them good-day

Chorus:
Cos they're lost souls in the Narrow Cafe
Where they come here to cry
And they come here to play
No day's the same
And I like it that way
Lost souls in the Narrow Cafe

V2:
There's a mother-to-be on table three
Should be eating for two but she just sips tea
Anything more is a luxury in the Narrow Cafe.
There's a girl over there
She's just looking for love
But she never looks further than her coffee cup
Maybe one day he'll turn up in the Narrow Cafe

Chorus:
Lost souls in the Narrow Cafe
Where they come here to cry
And they come here to play
No day's the same
And I like it that way
Lost souls in the Narrow Cafe

V3:
He comes in at two and he stays till four
Drinks bitter, black coffee and sits by the door
'There's a two-way mirror on that wall
They're watching me, they watch us all'
And just when you think it's the God's own truth
He'll beckon you closer and point to his tooth
'It's a receiver for pain, they know they can win
They just turn the dial and it hurts like sin
And they're turning it now because I'm talking to you
So go save yourselves before you get one too!'
Then he'll fall into silence and without looking up
Drain whats left in his coffee cup

Chorus:
Lost souls in the Narrow Cafe
Where they come here to cry
And they come here to play
No day's the same
And I like it that way
Lost souls in the Narrow Cafe

V4:
There's a young man with some paper and a pen
Mouths the same lines again and again
I'll take these words from this Narrow Cafe
And I'll make them work and I'll make them pay
And I'll put them all in a song one day

These words from this Narrow Cafe.......

credits

released June 28, 2015
Written and produced by Lem Mellor (lemmellor@gmail.com)
Singers- Lem Mellor and Shannon Brooks-Lee (sbelgl4@gmail.com)

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