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Closing A Door

from Cabaret 79 [1982] by Tom Robinson

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Written by Lewis Furey


If you go
I think you should know
You're closing a door
Behind you
And if we meet again
Try not to pretend
We lost anything
Of value

My generosity
Is fading fast
For you, baby
Don't wanna hear 'bout tomorrow
My curiosity
Is not gonna be
The undoing of me
I'll carry my own tiny sorrow

Like the hawk
That yearns to lock
His claws into every
You're the one
That loves to run
The needle through the bone
To the marrow

Twenty lovers in a week
You can get 'em
Sure you can
There's lot's of geeks
And every mother one of them
Wants to get lucky
Or maybe you need
More than one man
Probably a legion
Every one a fan
I'm trying to find it in me
To hope you're happy

So when you go
I feel you oughta know
You're closing a door
Behind you
And when we meet again
Promise not to pretend
We lost anything
Of value


from Cabaret 79 [1982], released June 1, 1982
Written by Lewis Furey (Rondor Music, London)


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Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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