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13. Amsterdam

I left you in a shower of rain
Heading home on the evening train
Will I ever know love like that again?
Oh Amsterdam

Got the music of bicycles in my ears
I’ve been on the run all these years
One day I’ll stop and face my fears
Oh Amsterdam

You waved goodbye and blew me a kiss
I knew right away all the things I’d miss
The agony of just touching bliss
Oh Amsterdam

Now I glimpse you in shadows in the park
The sun on the water, the lights in the dark
Maybe somehow I left my mark
On you Amsterdam

And home lies over the cold North Sea
There’s nothing much left here for me
At least I loved, at least I was free,
In Amsterdam


from A short stay in longevity, released May 25, 2013


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Simon Beavis Brighton, UK

Simon Beavis is a writer and musician based in Sussex in the UK. This is his first solo album, bringing together songs, tunes and poems written over 15 years. He has also written songs for two albums by the acoustic roots band, in cahoots.

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