Carbis Bay

Just mark a kiss on the survey paper
Throw your arms around this cold researcher
And say you’ll come back to me when the winter’s over and the clocks go forward
They swept the leaves into black binliners
A scarf is more than a fashion item
Just say you’ll come back to me when the winter’s over and the clocks go forward

I’ll watch the sun rise on the railway lines
Reflecting off the tracks
I’ll read the credits at the cinema
Check every name until the lights come up
Every name until the music stops

I’ll be calling out your name
And everybody knows
That the summer wouldn’t start without you
It’s just waiting, just waiting

It’s all over the papers (when the clocks go forward)
And everybody knows (everyone I know)
That the summer wouldn’t start without you
It’s just waiting, just waiting

It’s so cold that my fingers cannot write
So cold that my teeth won’t chatter
Just say you’ll come back to me when the winter’s over and the clocks go forward

I’ll watch the sun set on the harbour
Making shadows with the sails
I’ll read the posters on the café windows
Every concert and circus tour
Guest speakers at the institute
Lost dogs
Laundrettes
Spanish classes, antiques for sale

I’ll be calling out your name
And everybody knows
And the summer wouldn’t start without you
It’s just waiting, just waiting

It’s all over the radio (when the clocks go forward)
And everybody knows (everyone I know)
That the summer wouldn’t start without you
It’s just waiting, just waiting

I’ll watch the sun rise on the railway lines
Reflecting off the tracks
I’ll watch the crowds pass through the platform gates
Check every face until the train departs
Every face until the station closes up

I’ll watch the summer fade and autumn fall
Waves crashing on the harbour
I’ll read the posters on the café windows
Reflecting late summer sun
The clocks went forward and back again
The clocks went forward and back
And I’m still calling out your name