An Accident In Time

from by Men With Day Jobs



Paul’s brainchild, a rather whimsical backward glance at a brief fling that passes quickly in the night and is then viewed with some regret but too late for any realistic hope of revival in the cold light of day. He’s a good lookin’ bloke and no doubt has much worldly experience at navigating his way through this kind of thing. A floaty, slightly country feel with Paul’s voice wafting over his rising orchestra of overlaid electric guitars and Rod’s (Underlaid? Laid back? Laid out? Best laid off?) piano.


I've seen the sun rise in your eyes - we fell into each other’s laughter / We both knew what to do… and not to do - there had to be a morning after

We rolled into our one night lie, our tale was told before we started / Said all the right things – no strings to hold, I had no cause to feel downhearted

But when I saw you yesterday, caught your eye and held the moment / One step too late to cross that line

Half a smile, you turned away, and the dream was quickly over - we were just an accident in time

I'm an all or nothing kind of guy, I’m not the one for backward glances / Heart on the sleeve, love on the line - now there’s no time for second chances<

I would have loved being with you, more than just a single morning / In laughing eyes the sun would shine

Though I know the moment’s lost, such a sadness in forever - we were just an accident in time


from Dreams And Tinsel, released January 12, 2008



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