Energised by the creative focus that drove us to releasing Suburban Nostalgia in time for Christmas 2005, Annie sent over this first piece for our second album – then a mere dream in the distance – almost immediately after the New Year holiday.

I had no immediate idea for the song, beyond knowing that I wanted to move away from the retrospective feel of SN which, as its name implies, had many tracks that looked back either with fondness or regret, on days passed.

Sure enough, being written in January, this was another mournful dark track that spoke of rainy streets and strangers seen fleetingly through windows. Who could know where such brief encounters can lead? And, if I were to inhabit the mind of a stalker, how far would the delusion of friendship take me, after the most innocent request for help?

 

 

 

I saw you standing in the rain
Lookin’ like you thought the world was over
Even when you looked through me I felt your silent pain
And I knew I had to make it better

I’ll never forget that day I saw you through the window
You needed a friend to take you home
Me and you, meant to be together
I’ll never let you go

I walked along the shining streets behind you
I thought you hadn’t noticed me
And then you looked up and asked me for directions 
It was a taste of what could be

I’ll never let you go (I know that you need me)
I want our love to grow (I know you believe me)
You are the one I dream of spending all my time with
If you would only see that you’re the woman I’m with

I’ll never let you go

A car pulled up and stopped beside you
Muddy splashes on my clothes
You got right in: think it must have been your brother
You kissed him fondly on the nose

I’ll never forget that day I saw you through the window
You needed a friend to take you home
Me and you, meant to be together
I’ll never let you go

I’ll never forget that day I saw you through the window
You needed a friend to take you home
Me and you, meant to be together
I’ll never let you go

 

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Beresford & Wallace: Weird and Wonderful
Beresford & Wallace: Suburban Nostalgia