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  1. Boston

From the recording Banishment

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Vocal: Tom Fairnie
Harmony vocal: Karen Dietz
Guitar: Tom Fairnie
Violin: Emily Peppers

Lyrics

Boston

I’ve never been to Boston
But I’m flying there tonight
Crossing Martha’s Vineyard
On a transatlantic flight
Looking for the runway
Through a glass of dry Merlot
And Boston sparkles pretty
When there’s nowhere else to go

I’ve been drinking hard since Dublin
But not nearly hard enough
There are things in flight forgotten
But none of them is love
There’s only one above me
And a thousand lights below
And Boston sparkles pretty
When there’s nowhere else to go

Boston sparkles pretty
As pretty as her face
It’s just the kind of city
Where a loser finds his place
And Boston sparkles pretty
As pretty as her eyes
It’s the kind of place
A drowning heart will rise

She’ll be waking in Cordoba
On her way to by his side
If the truth of her “Goodbye love”
Saw the “Please stay” that I lied
And the Queen of Hearts is bleeding
But she will not let it show
And Boston sparkles pretty
When there’s nowhere else to go

Boston sparkles pretty...

I’m crossing the Charles River now
In the early morning sun
With a rhyme in every footstep
Like I’m going to meet someone
And I know that she’ll be waiting
We made a promise long ago
And Boston sparkles pretty
When there’s nowhere else to go

© Boston music by Tom Fairnie; words by Bob Shields & Tom Fairnie 7th Feb 2010


And now I’m dancing to the music
Of the early morning rain
And the rhythm of our footsteps
Is the goodbye of your name
And the taste of misty roses
Drifts across the sea again
To remind us that tomorrow
Is the promise, and the pain.

Step In Time © Bob Shields