Barcelona Shoes

from by TREVOR CLAWSON

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Barcelona Shoes
It’s a game I sometimes play
I imagine that you call
After twenty years of silence
Hey that’s no time at all
Because we pick up where we left off
Like it was only yesterday
It’s a game where I imagine
Exactly what you’d say
It’s a game of wishful thinking
A game in which we agree
That every road we’ve ever you and me
Leads back to you and me
But it’s a game of self deception
And it always ends the same
Me and bottle and photograph
As I wonder who’s to blame

Chorus 1
If I recall correctly it was you who bought the ticket
Caught a plane and took a chance on starting a new life
If I recall correctly it was you who rang the changes
If I recall correctly it was you
Who said goodbye

You wrote me such long letters
Real and from the heart
Said you’d found a place where we both could live
We should never be apart
A kaleidoscope of detail
As you described the sounds and streets
Adventures on a silver plate
Were waiting there for me
And I wrote back of course I did
My pleasure to reply
About TV shows I’d watched and liked
And records I would buy
And all of these mundanities
I laid my careful clues
I’d made my own life back at home
That was it for me and you

Chorus 2
And If I recall correctly it was me who made the promise
To follow where you’d gone and take a chance on a your new life
If I recall correctly it was me who broke the promise
If I recall correctly it was me
Who said goodbye
Bridge
You sent me one last picture
You in Barcelona shoes
That you bought in a department store
In leather red and blue
You were arm in arm with someone who you didn’t choose to name
And your eyes were burning bright
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And I know what you were telling me
With this picture that you sent
I’d had my chance and blown my chance
My currency was spent
You were moving on and catching fire
While I just caught the blues
And I’ve still got the picture of those
Barcelona shoes
Those Barcelona shoes
Those Barcelona shoes
And I’ve still got the picture of those
Barcelona shoes

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from FIRECRACKER DAY, released April 18, 2014
Written by Trevor Clawson, copyright 2014

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Trevor Clawson Brighton, UK

Trevor Clawson is an Irish singer and songwriter, currently living and working in West Sussex. Described by Time Out as "One of the best songwriters around" he combines folk, blues and jazz guitar styles with narrative lyrics.

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