From the recording October Man

Lyrics

Staring at the face of the clock on my wall; soon she’ll be walking by alone
A city girl who knows her way around; eyes on the paving stones
Around the corner here she comes swaying below; She’s busy talking on her phone
Maybe she’s planning a night on the town; who wants to be alone?

She crosses over at the traffic light
My eyes follow ‘til she’s out of sight
I close the curtains till tomorrow night

She never looks up; she never looks up; she’s always staring at her feet
She never looks up; she never looks up; her eyes and mine will never meet

Friday night’s a busy night and what do I see? All the repeats on my TV
A microwave dinner, a bottle of wine; no kind of life for me
I’m looking down at the busy street
I hear the clicking of the passing feet
I’ve got to find a way for us to meet

She never looks up; she never looks up…
Time is ticking by until I see you; always looking down, always looking down

Maybe I should go out; pretend to pass by; make out I’m talking on my phone
I could smile and maybe I could catch her eye; prise it from the paving stones
I’m looking down at the traffic lights; all I can see is a red, red light
I close the curtains till tomorrow night

She never looks up; she never looks up…
Time is ticking by until I see you; always looking down, always looking down