Lyrics

Martha’s Foolish Ginger

Friday 9 September 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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Take a walk down memory lane with me
Past a watermelon stand on the way
Thinking I had everything we’d need
on Martha’s Foolish Ginger
You were late
How could I forget what you said
the part about that
Love taking over your life
was not in your plan

If those harbour lights had just been a 1/2 a mile inland
who knows what I would have done
If those harbour lights had just been a 1/2 a mile inland
who knows what we would have done

Through the cliffs
out of the Bay I went
From the starboard side
I could block my visions and my passions-
They keep me awake

A familiar voice
‘Hi. Surprise.
I’ve been searching trying to find you’
I couldn’t speak
my hands reached for Martha’s Foolish Ginger
We talked until the moon came up
About how life without love
isn’t worth very much
Then I played this song

‘Memories that we have yet’ you said
‘To make like our Burning Bed’
Love, don’t mistake that it wasn’t safe
on Martha’s Foolish Ginger.