smokers in the corridor

from by James Dey

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lyrics

The chlorine on my fingers takes my mind
racing back to a shabby hotel on a windswept coast.
The swimming pool was our meeting room,
with diving boards that were too high for the water’s depth.


And through the steamed up glass
the others watch us splash,
a human wave machine,
until they’re all asleep except us.

A broken lift, smokers in the corridor,
sneaking out for secret walks, hands touching hands.
Our friend’s dads, smoking in the snooker room,
sadly they’ll both be gone soon, a widow’s choir.

Arcade lights are flashing off and on,
casinos draw in those with nowhere else to go.
The coppers in my pockets weigh me down,
so I’ll chance my luck beside those stuck in a seaside town.

The slot machines will chime,
you’re welcome anytime,
we’re leaving happily,
our pockets empty, hands rammed in.

A broken lift, smokers in the corridor,
sneaking out for secret walks, hands touching hands.
Our friend’s dads, smoking in the snooker room,
sadly they’ll both be gone soon, a widow’s choir.

credits

from the night​-​time, released July 16, 2016
Cello - Frances Jones
Vocals - Fie Meneghello

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James Dey Leeds, UK

James was born in Halifax, England in the summer of 1982. Growing up in a vicarage in Bradford with four brothers, the house was full of music. James released 'Landing Lights' in 2005, composed for theatre companies for several years before finally completing his second album 'the night-time' in 2016. He aims to write music of hushed beauty, telling small stories of seemingly unremarkable things. ... more

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