Feeling So Far Away

Yootha Joyce on the cover of a Smiths single
How clever it all seemed back then in the eighties
But how odd it was to live in neither the north or the south
And feel like you belonged nowhere
No one quite sounds like an old guy who should know better
Than Don Henley singing “The Boys Of Summer
Circling the drain and trying to swim out to the safe banks of the past
Not realising whilst they may seem safe
They are miles away from the past and lonelier than ever
Don sings “I can tell you…”
But knows it will go unheard
Don sings “I can see you…”
But knows he should not be looking
Knows too he is never going to be the only one
Knows a debt of intimacy is being racked up, carefree, somewhere
But not here

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