"Rainy Night in Soho", The Pogues, 1986/1991*, from "The Best Of The Pogues"

I've been loving you a long time
Down all the years, down all the days
And I've cried for all your troubles
Smiled at your funny little ways
We watched our friends grow up together
And we saw them as they fell
Some of them fell into Heaven
Some of them fell into Hell

I took shelter from a shower
And I stepped into your arms
On a rainy night in Soho
The wind was whistling all its charms
I sang you all my sorrows
You told me all your joys
Whatever happened to that old song
To all those little girls and boys

Sometimes I wake up in the morning
The gingerlady by my bed
Covered in a cloak of silence
I hear you in my head
I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

Now the song is nearly over
We may never find out what it means
But there's a light I hold before me
And you're the measure of my dreams
The measure of my dreams

Leaving London and still thinking of you... fare thee well, ccc, and take care...

* : Originally released in various singles in 1986, then remastered for the 1991 "The Best of The Pogues" compilation and included in various later ones, such as the 2005 "The Ultimate Collection" where I found it. Then do yourself a favour and check out the 2001 recording "Live At The Brixton Academy" as well!


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