Melody Blue

Words and Music by Kami Lyle

 

 

The night is a drifter

He’s just passing through

With the smell of the sea

In his hair

 

There’s a bright silver crescent

He wears on one hand

He removes it

And pulls up a chair

 

He may stay for a spell

But you always can tell

That he soon will be bidding adieu

 

When he dons his tuxedo

And stretches his hands

And he plays you a melody blue

 

And the stars are just songs

That he’s written a long time ago

That he keeps in his head

 

For occasions like this

When a misguided miss

Stands alone at the altar again

 

And the song’s a bit rough

And it’s not about pearls

But of shadows and washed away sand

 

And he hopes it’s enough

For this castaway girl

And he’ll play it the best that he can

 

 

***

 

 

He looks down on Toledo

Then nods to the band

Softly whispering, “This one’s for you”

 

Then he dons his tuxedo

And stretches his hands

And he plays her a melody

Bittersweet melody

Plays her a melody blue

 

 

 

© Copyright 2005 Criterion Music Corp./St. Robin Music (ASCAP)