Pete Atkin sings
The Flowers And The Wine

by Clive James and Pete Atkin,
from Driving Through Mythical America

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Another night I've been to visit you and him
Comes to an end
Switch on the hallway light
Farewell a friend

Another night I bring the flowers and the wine
Has slipped away
There were only three to dine
And two to stay

          When you fix the dates for tête-à-têtes like these
          What tells you that I count the days between
          Except my nothing-caring air of ease?

          When clouds black out the moon that moves the tide
          What tells you there's a river in the dark
          Except the streetlights on the other side ?

Another night I book a taxi door to door
Has been and gone
I have never loved you more
See you anon