No Small Wonder

I got home late last night about 8
There was nothing on the T.V. as usual
Just the normal repeats and things
I had the City Prices edition of the Evening Standard
Which was not as good as the Late Night one
Mainly because it doesn't have the full cinema listings
To be more specific it doesn't have the Fulham ABC
Which is my local
So I walked over to Battersea Park
Down by the Sri Chimnoy Mile
Past the Peace Pagoda
It's good
You can have a personal religious experience
And get healthy at the same time
Which obviously is important for a busy man like me
Well another moment in life's great adventure
It's no small wonder

I hope you weren't offended by what happened last night
It was the awkward hour
And I didn't know what to do
Whether ot come on or just leave it
To be honest I wasn't that interested
And I didn't think you were either
So I went back to my place
And you went back to yours
And I got into bed
And started reading a book
By a guy called Tobias Woolf
It's good it's short stories
Just before you sleep he'll take
You off to Burma....Mandalay
Places like that
I set the alarm clock ready for another day at work
Another day in life's great adventure

Walking Back To Happiness

Dark skies are falling down on my head tonight
But I looked up and I could clearly see that moon
For a second I thought I was somewhere
Romantic like Mississippi
But I was walking down Chelsea Bayou
It takes you by suprise the places you find yourself in
One minute you're here
Next minute you're there
And then you're gone
If it wasn't for a well placed sense of direction
You could lose your head and simply carry on
Walking back to happiness
I've been walking back to happiness
Like Helen Shapiro did
Me and Helen
Arm in arm
Foghorns boom the daylight gloom descends
Too soon on wintry afternoons
That frightened heart of youth is with me now
Still staring out from it's upstairs room
And you can take any road you wish to walk on
You can swim to the furthest shore
Or you can be like Joan of Arc babe
And plug into the planet's core
And go walking back to happiness
I feel happy already watch me smile
See me laughing
Later on see me cry
And as it gets colder and the night wears on a little bit
I cool down yes I cool my heels
I remember my father and me down on the East Pier
He's pointing at the ships saying "They're leaving here"
Where do they go?
Where do they go?
Eastward Ho
Eastward Ho
Yes I remember my father
Standing on the edge of the Pier
Pointing with his finger "Eastward Ho"
And were walking back to happiness
And here we go

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