Friday, September 19, 2008

Miss you nights

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Words and music by DAVE TOWNSEND
From the 1976 CLIFF RICHARD album
Released as a single in 1975

I've long been fascinated by these lyrics, and never cease to be surprised that Cliff released the single in 1975; it is perpetually relevant. To try to live as well as you can doesn't make you immune to the tortures of loneliness: the song says it all. BTW with his song Thank you for a Lifetime the Knight has entered the top ten in each of the six decades of his career. Well done, Cliff!

I've had many times
I can tell you
Times when innocence I'd trade for company
And children saw me crying
I thought I'd had my share of that
But these miss you nights
Are the longest

Midnight diamonds
Stud my heaven
Southward burning
Lie the jewels that eye my place
And the warm winds
That embrace me
Just as surely kissed your face
Yeah these miss you nights
Are the longest

How I miss you
Im not likely to tell
Im a man and cold day light
Buys the pride Id rather sell
All my secrets
Are wasted affair
You know them well

Thinking of my going
How to cut the thread
And leave it all behind
Looking windward for my compass
I take each day as it arrives
But these miss you nights
Are the longest

Lay down all thought of your surrender
Its only me whos killing time
Lay down all dreams and themes once remembered
Its just the same
This miss you game
Yeah these miss you nights
Are the longest

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