“Une Pause Dans Le Temps”
A Stop in Time (aka Schmaltz)
Just a little schmaltz in a sad café
Wondering what the time is and passing the time of day
When the one you love is staring into space
And you’re trying to count each single drop of rain
Couldn’t be finer, on a ocean liner
Counting the seagulls, whilst following the sun
I drank my coffee hot and sailed into oblivion
What do you think of that?
Take each little word – tie them round my neck
Was it something that I said?
Shady lanes – starlit nights
I’m not running anymore
Isn’t it like falling without a parachute?
Or jumping off a bridge and never hitting water?
When the one you love is kissing you so soft
It’s a stop in time, no movement of the clock
It’s always there, when you listen to the words
Of each simple love song, you’ve heard somewhere before
And don’t they now just seem to make some sense
We’re all just the same
(Ian: electric ‘phased’ guitar, lead vocal. Richard: electric ‘Duane Eddy’ guitar. Martin: piano, vibes, synth pad, synth strings, bass guitar, harmony vocal. Derek: drums)