Sunday, December 20, 2009

dan fogelberg - same auld lang syne


Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didn't recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totalled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation dragged

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn't find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how

She said, "She'd married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry"
She wouldn't liked to say she loved the man
But she didn't like to lie

[ Dan Fogelberg Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]
I said, "The years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue"
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw
Doubt or gratitude

She said "She saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well"
I said "The audience was Heavenly
But the traveling was Hell"

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond an emptiness
But neither one knew how

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
And reliving in our eloquence
Another auld lang syne

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain

1 comment:

Sapphire said...

I have never heard this one before - the feel of it took me back a few years to a snowy Christmas I spent in the U.S. -nice memories.

We are having a heat wave Christmas and the snowflake decorations on my window look SO out of place, but I like them and they bring back good memories.

Nice one - thanks for the memories!