Across the Border

A Night Up West


Well, thinking about it honey I suppose I was a jerk,

I forgot about you baby I was into my work.

But when I got the push it was time to think again,

I found your name in the book, would you think again?


With romance in the air, your face was on my mind,

I had time on my hands, this must be a sign.

I knocked on your door but there was no reply,

You’d gone up west so it was my time to fly.

Chorus

Once you get it wrong well it’s so hard to change,

Sorting out your life, trying to rearrange.

Trying so hard to put everything right,

As I had to do on that Saturday night.


Took the tube to Leicester Square, stepped out into the night,

I was looking for you honey, I was trying to find the light.,

Through Covent Garden backstreets & up to Regent Street,

All the time I’m searching for your dancing feet.


I finally found you in a booth in a club downstairs,

Sliding back and forth between the longhairs.,

I walked up to you and grabbed you by the waist,

I kissed you so hard and I loved the taste.

(Chorus)

Well the band on stage were giving it some,

Swaying to and fro, we were having fun.

The blues harp man was playing it loud,

He was on his knees, playing to the crowd.


Come three o’clock we climbed into the night,

Music in our ears we held each other tight.

Swore our mutual love would always be alright,

And we loved each other until the morning light.

(Chorus)

Well Monday came, a job was on the mat,

I jumped up and down and ran around the flat.

Saturday night was fading into haze,

As I said hello to my future days.


There’s no time for romance in this brand new life,

No time for children and a loving wife.

But the books gone away to a very safe place,

Just in case in future I need to see your face.


Once you get it wrong well it’s so hard to change,

Sorting out your life, trying to rearrange.

Trying so hard to put things right,

As I failed to do on that Saturday night.

(Jameson/Rowley)