Dinner Date – revised 2010 10 15

INTRO

Contemplating paintings
In a picturesque cafe
Waiting for a friend
To dine with me today

Glass keeps running dry
Clock keeps swinging round
i hear her pulling up
But she’s nowhere to be found

CHORUS:
Waiting for my dinner date
Forgiving her for being late
Can’t get used to this wait
The first course arrives
I’m swallowing the bait

Scanning wanted ads
In a street scene magazine
Trying to fill my time
Stop wondering where she’s been

Some old friends of ours
Ask if she’s doing well
One liners, a telling smile
To cover up what won’t sell

CHORUS:
Stuck waiting for my dinner date
Got too much time to contemplate
How this seems too sedate
And her gift for
Making excuses is innate

I head a distant rhythm
New song runnign through my mind
Words I thought I’d never write
About leaving this behind

The waiter catches my eye
He knows what’s going on
Wave him over, bill in hand
With a note telling her I’m gone

CHORUS:
Done waiting for my dinner date
Wishing she wouldn’t make me wait
This seems to be my fate
I’m ready to go
So open up the gate

INSTRUMENTAL

FINALE:
When you remember me
Please drop me a line
I may be hard to reach
But I’m doing fine

I keep a place for you
Because nothing is the same
I know you’ve had things to do
So I guess no one’s to blame

You
Have a voice of your own
And if you’d use it
We’d see how much you’ve grown

We
We could have shared
We could have shared so much
I hate to see you go
So try
Try to keep in touch.

OUTRO

© 1993, 1996, 2010 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for the upcoming album, Bisecting a Circumference

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