A Love Song

She’s sitting in the flashing light
At a table with her friends
And the way I feel the way I hurt
I know I can’t pretend
That it’s anything but love
That it’s anything but love
I feel for her

And I feel it in the night-time
I feel it through the day
And I just can’t remember
If I’ve ever felt this way before

I’ve seen her on a sunny day
And I’ve seen her in my mind
The way she looks the way she smiles
I know I’m going to find
That what I feel is love
That what I feel is love
For her

And I feel it in the night-time
I feel it through the day
And I just can’t remember
If I’ve ever felt this way before

And across the crowded dance floor
I see her sitting on her own
Will this be the big night
Or just another chance I’ve blown

Then one magic moment later
She’s dancing in my arms

Then come the final curtain
We kissed and said “Goodnight”
And I could tell deep down inside
That everything was right

Now I see her in the night-time
I see her through the day
And I just can’t remember
When it was any other way

© Alex Matheson 1985

Notes

This song was recorded in 1986 and digitised in 2006. Rather shockingly, it took me until this year (2008) to do anything with it. It had to be trimmed a little at either end, normalised and then I decided to add a delay effect to change the feel of it.

Of course it is a bit cliched but I’m kind of fond of it because the idea was actually sparked off whilst sitting in a club somewhere, way back in college days when it seemed that someone was “falling in love” every other time a group of us students went out for beers and dancing. Can’t remember whose turn it was on this occasion. Who knows it might have been mine if I hadn’t had my head full of lyrics and potential guitar riffs.