numbers, forever

some of the background to this song can be found here

I guess I should have waited
but the sun got in my eyes
I thought that I’d found paradise
it was plague pits and pig sties
and a lonely persecution
my own tail/tale, I chased it down
hog-tied it and all its friends, and
ran them out of town

…and here I am
out on the city lines again
semaphore headlights telling me the line’s dead
if you’ve maybe given thought
to calling me again:
the number’s forever
and ever
amen

I had this big comeback,
some press conference planned
now there’s no paparazzi to see us
just shaking hands
a rolled up red carpet
in the corner back home
if the walls are still standing
then I’m not to know

’cause here I am
out on the city lines again
semaphore headlights telling me the line’s dead
if you’ve maybe given thought
to calling me again,
the number’s forever,
the number’s forever,
I said the headline’s forever,
and ever
amen

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