Cornershop Girl

He went down to the cornershop
for a pack of cigarettes
And the girl behind the counter
Wore a smile and a dress
She said I’m off in a minute,
Would you like to stay?

And so she closed up the shop
And she turned out the light
She put the key in her pocket
Hold that thought

Alone in the park
At the edge of the world
The cornershop girl
Takes a bow
Repeating in a whisper
Repeating in a whisper
Can I get you anything before I go?

Pass me the moon and a jug of winterlight
We’ll go hand in hand through the gridlock
This city is a shambles
I see only headlights
Slide across your face behind the brambles
I’ll be off in a minute
Would you like to stay?
Said I’m off in a minute

You can have it your way
Alone in the park
At the edge of the world
The cornershop girl
Takes a bow
Repeating in a whisper
Repeating in a whisper
Can I get you anything before I
Go through the dark
At the edge of the world
The circus is crumbling down
She’s screaming in the silence
Screaming in the silence
I lost my head it’s time to stop the show

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